Heroin conviction leads to jail

May 27, 2015
Kane Alray Burks, at right, with his attorney, Michael Oakes.

Kane Alray Burks, at right, with his attorney, Michael Oakes.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A 26-year-old Muskegon man was sentenced to serve 45 days up front of an 11-month discretionary jail sentence for a felony conviction of possession with intent to deliver heroin Wednesday, May 27, in 27th Circuit Court.

In exchange for Kane Alray Burks’ guilty plea last month, one count of possession with intent to deliver cocaine was dismissed. He was initially facing up to 20 years in prison for the heroin conviction.

The incident took place in March of 2014 in Hart Township, Oceana County Prosecutor Joe Bizon previously said. When previously asked by Judge Anthony Monton specifically where the drug deal took place, Burks said, “McDonald’s, I think.”

Monton asked Burks who he sold the drugs to, and Burks gave him only a first name. “The person he delivered to was a confidential informant,” Bizon specified.

Burks received credit for two days already served in jail. He was also ordered to two years probation, and his driver’s license will be suspended for six months with restrictions after 30 days.

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