Man faces prison after pleading guilty to meth delivery.

September 23, 2019

William Hill, left, and attorney Tim Hayes.

Man faces prison after pleading guilty to meth delivery.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – A 50-year-old North Muskegon man faces serving a minimum of 16 months to a maximum of 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony charge of delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Sept. 23.

William Arthur Hill faced a felony of false pretenses $1,000-$20,000 and two misdemeanors of larceny $200-$1,000 and squatting, which were dismissed in a plea agreement.

Hill testified before Judge Robert D. Springstead that he sold 1 gram of meth for $70 to his friend Aug. 8, 2018 in Grant Township.

“I picked it up for him,” he said. “I work in a bad part of Muskegon.”

Hill said he did not make any money off the deal.

“Now you get yourself a prison sentence just for helping a buddy out,” Springstead said. “It was stupid,” Hill said.

The plea agreement requires Hill to pay restitution on the other two cases.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 12-20 months, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon. The maximum penalty for the offense is 20 years in prison.

Sentencing is set for Nov. 18 at 9 a.m.

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