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Man sentenced to 25-60 years for CSC

May 29, 2024

LUDINGTON — Bradley Curtis Drake, 27, was sentenced by Judge Susan K. Sniegowski to a mandatory minimum prison term of 25 years to a maximum of 60 years for a first-degree criminal sexual conduct  — victim under age 13 — conviction in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, May 28. Drake was found guilty by a jury, April 18. He…

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Beth Hand appointed prosecutor

May 29, 2024

LUDINGTON — Mason County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Beth Hand will be sworn in Friday, May 31, as Mason County prosecuting attorney to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Lauren Kreinbrink. Judge Susan K. Sniegowski of the 51st Circuit Court recently announced her appointment of Hand. The appointment is for the balance of the current term which ends…

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Cocaine dealer sentenced to 16-40 years in prison

May 24, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor LUDINGTON — A 47-year-old Ludington man was sentenced to 200 months (16 ⅔ years) to 40 years in prison in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, May 21. Anthony Earl Green pleaded guilty, June 9, 2020 to one count of delivery/manufacture of 50-450 grams of cocaine, two counts of delivery/manufacture of cocaine less than 50…

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79th District Court sentencings, posted May 23, 2024

May 23, 2024

By Alan Neushwander, Contributing Writer LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in Mason County’s 79th District Court: -Dominic Joseph Garza, 39, pleaded guilty May 22 to operating a vehicle while intoxicated and was sentenced to 91 days in jail, $980 in fines/costs,  must complete alcohol highway safety education program, no drugs/alcohol without a valid prescription, must attend victim’s impact…

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Man sentenced to prison for stabbing

May 21, 2024

By Allison Scarbrough, News Editor LUDINGTON — A 30-year-old Ludington man with a lengthy criminal record was sentenced in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, May 21, to 65 months (almost 5 ½ years) to 20 years in prison for a conviction of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder for stabbing a man. Kevin James…

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