Festival attendee pleads guilty to cocaine delivery.

November 4, 2019

Devontae Kirk, right, and attorney Eric Fox.

Festival attendee pleads guilty to cocaine delivery.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – A 26-year-old Detroit area man pleaded guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Nov. 4, to possession of cocaine with intent to deliver less than 25 grams.

Davontae Kalao Kirk, of Clinton Township, was arrested by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) at the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury last summer after selling cocaine to an undercover officer. Kirk testified before Judge Robert D. Springstead that he sold 3.5 grams for approximately $300.

Kirk said he made an agreement via text message to sell the cocaine after his friend had given the potential buyer his phone number.

Kirk told Judge Springstead that he lost all his “funds” at the festival, and the opportunity to sell cocaine “presented itself.” He said “Forest hippies” approached him to sell.

“I usually kept it in my fanny pack,” he said of his money. “At the end of the night, it was lost.”

He had originally faced a more serious charge of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver less than 50 grams, which was reduced in a plea agreement. In exchange for his plea, Kirk’s jail time will be capped at 30 days, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 0-9 months.

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

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