ED Magedson – Founder
Jodene Sanchez & Michael WiselyGrand Rapids, Michigan United States of America
Two residents have pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to buying methamphetamine and re-selling the drug in the city in early 2008.
Michael Wisely, 25, and co-defendant Jodeene Roach, also known as Jodene Sanchez, appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Richard H. Battey.
Wisely pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of a controlled substance. He was originally charged with one count of conspiracy and two counts of distribution.
Roach / Sanchez pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. According to a news release, Roach was buying methamphetamine and selling it out of her home.
She faces a minimum sentence of five years in prison with a maximum sentence of 40 years.
Wisely faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
Sentencing for Wisely and Roach / Sanxhez was set for Oct. 14. Both are in U.S. Marshals' custody.
Editor's note: The U.S. District Court generally prosecutes felonies committed on reservations, while tribal courts handle misdemeanor crimes. Felonies that happen off the reservation are prosecuted in state/circuit court and are reported separately in the Journal. Some drug and firearms cases are also prosecuted in federal court.
All charges carry the possibility of fines up to $250,000 upon conviction unless otherwise noted.
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