Shelby man faces prison for heroin.

September 16, 2019

Juan Camarero-Otero with Spanish interpreter Kathy Fuehring, at left, and attorney Julie Springstead-Waltz.

Shelby man faces prison for heroin.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – A 29-year-old Shelby man faces a prison term of 23 months to 20 years after pleading guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Sept. 16, to possession with intent to deliver heroin less than 50 grams.

Juan Miguel Camarero-Otero testified through a Spanish interpreter that he was in possession of 35 grams of heroin, Aug. 15, in Hart Township. Camarero-Otero was was arrested by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT), according to court records.

In exchange for his plea, a second charge of delivery/manufacture of a narcotic 50-224 grams was dismissed.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are five to 23 months, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon. Camarero-Otero is a US citizen, Bizon said.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 25 at 9 a.m.

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