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.


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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