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Four sentenced in Circuit Court

Monday was a busy day in Clare County’s Circuit Court. Four were sentenced; three for drug related charges and one for larceny and vehicle theft, according to information from Prosecutor Michelle Ambrozaitis Wednesday.

Jeremy Michael Pope pled guilty to Conspiracy to Deliver/Manufacture Cocaine less than 50 grams as a second offender.

He was sentenced to prison for 40 months to 40 years, with 220 days credit for time already served. Other terms of his sentence included $200 restitution to BAYANET [Bay Area Narcotics Enforcement Team]; $68 in state costs; $130 in crime victim rights fee; a $500 fine; $500 in court costs; and, $500 for court appointed attorney fees.

Craig Joseph Turner pled guilty to Operating/Maintaining a [meth] Laboratory. (He is a co-defendant to Brian Hutchins.)

He was sentenced to prison for from 16 months to 10 years, with credit for 348 days already served. Other terms of his sentence included $68 in state costs; a $130 crime victim rights fee; a $500 fine; $500 in court costs; and $500 for his court appointed attorney fee. Restitution for the hazardous waste cleanup will be held open.

Brian Eugene Hutchins pled guilty to Operating/Maintaining a Laboratory involving Hazardous Waste as 2nd offense habitual offender and to Possession of Methamphetamine second or subsequent offense. (He is a co-defendant to Craig Turner.)

He was sentenced to prison for from 7 years to 30 years on the meth lab conviction and for 7 years to 20 years on the Possession of Meth conviction, with each sentence to run concurrently, with credit for 316 days already served. He will also have to pay a $260 crime victim rights fee, $136 in state costs, $1,000 for fines, $1,000 in court costs, and  $500 in court appointed attorney fees. Restitution for the hazardous waste cleanup will be held open.

Finally, Daniel Patrick Arnold pled no contest to Conspiracy to Unlawfully Drive Away a Motor Vehicle, Unlawfully Driving Away a Motor Vehicle, and, Larceny in a Building.

He was sentenced to prison for from 2 years to 5 years for each count, with credit for 76 days already served. All time is to run concurrently. He was also charged with $44,418.00 total restitution, $204 in state costs, a $260 crime victim rights fee, a $1,000 fine, $1,000 in court costs, and a $500 court appointed attorney fee.