Niles man jailed for selling weedPublished 12:35pm Friday, August 23, 2013
CASSOPOLIS — A Niles man caught smoking marijuana in a vehicle with a college roommate is headed to jail.
Judge Michael Dodge sentenced Milton B. Emmans, 26, to two years probation and 120 days in Cass County Jail Friday in Cass County Circuit Court.
A police officer responding to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle found Emmans and a friend smoking weed in a vehicle parked on Ironwood Road and Old Post Road in Milton Township March 15.
Emmans’ friend, a college roommate of Emmans, told police he had purchased $20 worth of weed from Emmans.
That led to Emmans being charge of and pleading guilty to felony delivery of a controlled substance, which carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison.
Emmans was facing sentencing guidelines of five to 28 months, but Dodge deviated below the guidelines.
Dodge is allowing Emmans to serve the final 60 days on tether. He has credit for one day served.
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• Jennifer Dawn Littlefield, 43, of Cassopolis, was sentenced to two years probation on several methamphetamine-related charges, including maintaining a laboratory involving hazardous waste. Police acting on a warrant found a meth lab in Littlefield’s home on Calvin Center Road in Calvin Township in March. Dodge ordered Littlefield to successfully complete Family Treatment Court.