Montague woman sentenced to prison for dealing meth.

November 29, 2021

Tarkett appears in 27th Circuit Monday via Zoom video conferencing from the Oceana County Jail.

Montague woman sentenced to prison for dealing meth.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 22-year-old Montague woman was sentenced to two to 20 years in prison in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Nov. 29, for a two-count felony conviction of delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine.

Tarket

Hailee Elizabeth Tarket, of 8602 Robinhood Dr., pleaded guilty Sept. 27. 

Judge Robert D. Springstead said he would not oppose Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI) “boot camp” if the Michigan Department of Corrections deems Tarket is eligible.

She originally faced five counts of the meth delivery charge, which carries a 20-year maximum sentence. The other three counts were dismissed in exchange for her plea.

Tarket testified last September that the drug deals took place in the Rothbury Wesco parking lot between May 25 and June 24.

She testified that she sold “around 2 ½ grams for $280” each time. The person she sold the drug to turned out to be an undercover narcotics officer. She told Judge Springstead that her cost was $120 for each transaction.

“I was just trying to make some extra money so I could pay my bills, and I just got carried away,” she said.

Sentencing guidelines for the minimum term are 24-40 months.

She received credit for 117 days served in jail. Both counts run concurrently. She was also ordered to pay $700 in restitution to the State, Sheriffs, Chiefs Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT).

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