32-year-old woman jailed for meth-related offenses

Published 10:19 pm Thursday, October 27, 2011

CASSOPOLIS — An Edwardsburg woman who pleaded guilty to methamphetamine-related offenses received jail time Friday morning in Cass County Circuit Court.
Alicia A. Vansciver, 32, of 19311 U.S. 12, Lot 15, Edwardsburg, pleaded guilty Sept. 26 to charges of operating and maintaining a meth lab (habitual criminal, third offense) and meth possession (habitual criminal, third offense) on June 15 at Linden Trailer Park, 19350 Stateline Road, Edwardsburg.
Prosecutor Victor Fitz said Vansciver is at a crossroad after traveling a “bumpy path.”
Her attorney, Lawrence Quigley, said she suffered a series of family tragedies that would stagger anybody and wants to move to New Jersey, where her brother lives, for a fresh start.
“I’m not here to make excuses,” she told Circuit Judge Michael E. Dodge.
She desires to put her substance abuse problems behind her and to be a productive citizen.
Dodge sentenced Vansciver to 120 days, with credit for 46 days served. Her driver’s license is suspended for a year and she must pay court costs at the rate of $100 a month after her release.