Man convicted of meth delivery avoids prison.

November 18, 2019

William Hill

Man convicted of meth delivery avoids prison.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – A 50-year-old North Muskegon man was sentenced to one year in jail in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Nov. 18, for a conviction of delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine.

William Arthur Hill was facing a minimum of 16 months to a maximum of 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to the felony, Sept. 23. However, the court followed the Michigan Department of Corrections recommendations and sent Hill to jail, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

A felony of false pretenses $1,000-$20,000 and two misdemeanors of larceny $200-$1,000 and squatting were dismissed in a plea agreement.

Hill testified in September 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.

Hill received credit for 180 days served in jail. His driver’s license was suspended for 180 days with a restricted license after 30 days. He also was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay $1,958 in fines, costs and restitution.

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

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