New Era man may be sentenced to boot camp for dealing meth at EF.

November 4, 2019

Levi Richard

New Era man may be sentenced to boot camp for dealing meth at EF.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – A 22-year-old New Era man pleaded guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Nov. 4, to delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine.

Levi Alan Richard, of 3591 S. Water Rd., testified that he was arrested at the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury last June after selling meth to an undercover officer.

Richard faces a prison term of two to 20 years for his conviction, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon. In exchange for his plea, a second count of delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine was dismissed along with a separate file charging him with possession.

Judge Robert D. Springstead said he won’t oppose Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI) or “boot camp.”

Richard testified that he had a quarter ounce of meth at the festival. “A friend asked me if I could do them a favor and get some stuff for someone else. They gave them my number.”

Richard said he sold 3.5 grams for $300.

When asked where he acquired the meth, Richard said he got it in Muskegon. Richard said he did not deal meth regularly. “I did it to support my own habit.”

Sentencing is set for Jan. 13 at 9 a.m.

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