Shelby man faces prison for cocaine delivery.

March 12, 2018

Rodney Ramthun, left, with his attorney Kelly Lambert during a previous court hearing.

Shelby man faces prison for cocaine delivery.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — A 50-year-old Shelby man faces serving two to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday, March 12, in 27th Circuit Court to cocaine delivery less than 50 grams and second-offense habitual offender.

Rodney Alvin Ramthun, of 4080 W. Baker Rd., was arrested last November in Shelby Township on two counts of cocaine delivery less than 50 grams, one count of delivery/manufacture of marijuana and fourth-offense habitual offender. The other charges were dismissed when he pleaded guilty Monday. In exchange for his plea, Ramthun’s minimum prison time will be capped at two years, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon, and his maximum is 30 years.

Ramthun was convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon in March of 2014 in Oceana County, previously stated Judge Robert D. Springstead. He is also convicted of two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct in Oceana County in 1996 and 1995.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 5-46 months, he said.

Ramthun’s co-defendant, 19-year-old Brent Douglas Krauss, pleaded guilty to three counts of cocaine delivery and was sentenced last month to 11 months in jail.

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