Last month, a man was sentenced on charges relating to the State's largest methamphetamine bust in recent years. According to a report by MLive.com, the man was sentenced to 27 years' imprisonment on October 29th. He was convicted for possessing over 23 pounds of methamphetamine.
Prosecutors argued that the man was the "organizer" of a large methamphetamine distribution ring that was based in Arizona. According to the prosecutors, "He had the connection in Arizona, arranged the trips, and provided instructions for the drivers on where to go." To support their assertions, prosecutors presented several witnesses who were also involved in the distribution ring. None of these men went to trial, and they all accepted plea agreements that resulted in between nine and twelve years' imprisonment.
In the man's defense, his attorney pointed out that all the testimony indicating his client was involved came from the mouths of men who were also facing potential life sentences. He claimed that such testimony should not be believed and that his client was being thrown under the bus by other men who had larger roles in the distribution ring. In the end, the jury chose to convict the man and sentence him to 27 years in prison.