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Drug case sent to higher court

January 12, 2011
Daily Press

ESCANABA - An Escanaba man - one of a dozen men arrested by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) during a one-day, two-county sweep last month - was recently bound over to Delta County Circuit Court.

Ricky Allen Seymour, 18, of Escanaba, was among suspects from Delta and Marquette counties who were arrested by UPSET officers on a total of 19 drug-related charges Dec. 2. The arrests were the result of four months of investigations by UPSET.

Seymour was recently bound over from district court to circuit court on two counts of delivering marijuana, each a four-year felony with a maximum fine of $20,000. The charges stem from incidents on April 12, 2010, and May 3, 2010, both in Escanaba. Seymour remains lodged in the Delta County Jail in lieu of a $2,500 cash bond.

A second suspect from Escanaba, John Tilot, 26, was arrested on one count of controlled substance - delivering morphine, a seven-year felony.

Five days later, he pleaded guilty to use of analogues, a misdemeanor, and was sentenced to 45 days in jail, 12 months probation, $1,103 in fines and costs, and restitution to be determined. The morphine charge - relating to a March 24, 2010, incident - was dismissed.

A third suspect from Escanaba, Donald Louis Kang, 21, was charged with one count of delivery of less than 50 grams of heroin and two counts of delivery of suboxone. The heroin charge carries a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. Each of the Suboxone charges carries a maximum punishment of seven years in prison and a $10,000 fine. His case is pending in district court. He is free on bond.

 
 

 

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