Barron Lake man sentenced for two coolers of marijuana
By By MARCIA STEFFENS / Niles Daily Star
CASSOPOLIS -- Cass County Circuit Judge Michael E. Dodge found it hard to believe 20-year-old Thomas John Fuller, would keep two coolers full of marijuana in his parent's home at 1226 Barron Lake Road, Niles, unless there was something in it for himself.
On a tip, Cass County drug team found the drugs in Fuller's bedroom on March 14, 2003, after the father allowed the home search.
Fuller admitted his guilt in holding the 16 and a half pounds of marijuana, all separated into one gallon sized baggies. Still he said he was only storing for the person he got his personal drugs from.
Friday morning Dodge sentenced Fuller to two years probation and 45 days in the Cass County Jail, with credit for one day, for possession and intent to deliver a controlled substance.
Fuller is to pay supervision fees of $240, $60 state court assessment, $60 to the Crime Victims' Fund, $450 court costs, $450 fine and his licence is suspended for 180 days.
In other sentencings:
Ivens broke his hand after he jumped in the passenger seat and tried to stop Presswood. "If he needed a ride I would have given him one," Ivens said, addressing the court.
Presswood admitted to being under the influence of methamphetamine, at the time, saying the drug had lost him his job as an engineer. Since then, he added, he is back working and doesn't want to lose the job and then be unable to pay child support for his daughter.
He was sentenced to 300 days in the Cass County Jail, with credit for 102 days. He is to pay $60 state court assessment, $60 to the Crime Victims' Fund, $450 court costs, and $350 attorney fees. He is also to pay restitution to Ivens for the wages he lost when he was unable to work in the amount of $4,753.28. Dodge said he would not object to work release, but he would to tether.
He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, with credit for 2 days served. He is able to serve in Kalamazoo, where he could continue his job on work release, or serve the time in Cass County, Dodge added.
Spicher is to pay $60 State court assessment, $60 to the Crime Victims' Fund, $250 attorney fees.
For assault with a dangerous weapon, Mabus, who has an extensive record, was sentenced to 210 days in jail, with credit for 41 days.
He is to pay $60 state court assessment, $60 to the Crime Victims' Fund, $350 attorney fees.
Brown "says he can't work," because he has arthritis, said Prosecutor Victor Fitz, "that describes one half of the world population." Yet we found him sweaty from playing basketball, Fitz added.
Brown was sentenced to 365 days in the Cass County Jail, with 199 days credit. He is to pay $60 State court assessment, and $60 to the Crime Victims' Fund.
On March 30, 2003, he was found with a stolen ATV.
For receiving and concealing stolen property he is to be on probation for two years and he has already served 168 days in jail. He received the same sentence for the other offense.
He is to pay a total of $4,182 in restitution and $60 state court assessment, $60 to the Crime Victims' Fund, $450 court costs, $350 attorney fees and $240 supervision fees.
He is to pay $60 State court assessment, $60 to the Crime Victims' Fund, $450 court costs, and $350 attorney fees, along with restitution.
Calloway ended up marrying the girl after she had his baby. After Judge Susan Dobrich refused to marry them, the mother took the couple out of state, Dodge added, but they are now separated.
Calloway is to be on probation for two years for children abuse in the third degree, and was sent to the Cass County Jail for 90 days, with credit for one day. He is to pay $450 supervision fees, $60 state court assessment, $60 to the Crime Victims' Fund, $450 court costs, and $350 attorney fees.
He was in an accident in February 2000, where he broke his neck. At that time, Dodge told him there were "plenty of reasons to send you to jail." He sentenced him to probation and suspended his sentence.
Quoting, "oh what a web we weave…," Fitz described their arrest of Robinson who was hiding in a closet under boxes and blankets, without his neck brace or wheelchair.
Robinson tested for cocaine while on probation and failed to report. He was sentenced to the Michigan Department of Corrections to 16 months to five years, with 47 days credit.