Inmate receives added prison term for meth conviction.

January 20, 2016
Jason Canavan with his attorney, Timothy Hayes.

Jason Canavan with his attorney, Timothy Hayes.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A prison inmate currently lodged in the West Shoreline Correctional Facility in Muskegon on meth convictions was sentenced to 13 months to 10 years in prison in 27th Circuit Court Wednesday, Jan. 20, for a felony conviction of possession of methamphetamine.

Jason Charles Canavan, 29, of 5823 N. 192nd Ave., Walkerville, pleaded guilty to the charge last November.

Canavan is currently serving a minimum of one year and 11 months to a maximum of 10 years in prison for a conviction in Newaygo County for possession of methamphetamine and a three to 20 year term for a conviction in Newaygo County of operating/maintaining a lab involving meth, according to the Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS). He sentenced July 21, 2015, according to OTIS.

His recent sentence runs concurrently to the prison terms he is serving, said Judge Anthony A. Monton.

In exchange for his guilty plea, a concurrent prison term was recommended, and Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon said he did not oppose Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI) or “boot camp.”

Canavan’s attorney Timothy Hayes said Wednesday that his client preferred a prison a term.

Canavan was arrested by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) stemming from a Feb. 6, 2015 incident in Colfax Township. He testified in November that there was meth in his house.

He received credit for 92 days served in jail.

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