Jail term given in cocaine case

ESCANABA — A Gladstone man was recently sentenced to jail on two drug charges stemming from a traffic stop in Wells Township last fall, according to police and court records.

Joseph Leonard Boudreau Jr., 43, was sentenced to eight months in jail Thursday after pleading guilty to possessing 25-49 grams of cocaine. He also pleaded guilty to maintaining a drug vehicle and was sentenced to 78 days already served in jail.

The Delta County Sheriff’s Department arrested Boudreau on one count of delivery/manufacture of less than 50 grams of cocaine, a 20-year felony, following a traffic stop on County Road 426 on Sept. 26, 2017.

His bond was originally set at 10 percent of $85,000. He later posted a $1,000 personal recognizance bond and was released from jail.

During a hearing in Delta County Circuit Court in December, the prosecution agreed to dismiss the 20-year felony in exchange for Boudreau pleading guilty to possessing cocaine and maintaining a drug vehicle.

In addition to the two concurrent jail terms, Boudreau was ordered to pay a total of $656 in fines and costs. He was placed on probation for 18 months. His drivers license was suspended for 30 days and restricted for 150 days.

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