Hart man arraigned on drug charges causing woman’s death

June 11, 2015
Foster Mudget


By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A 24-year-old Hart man was arraigned in 78th District Court Wednesday, June 10, on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance causing death, according to a press release issued by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT).

Foster Lewis Mudget, who is currently in a Michigan Department of Corrections prison on an unrelated charge, faces life in prison for each charge.

The charges stem from the death of a 46-year-old Hart woman last fall “who had overdosed and ultimately died as a result of the overdose,” the press release states.

“In the fall of 2014, members of the Hart City Police Department responded to an address in the 200 block of Dryden.” On scene, they located the woman who had overdosed.

Information was not immediately available regarding the type of drug involved or the deceased woman’s name. OCP is working to obtain that information and will provide updates to this story as soon as they are available.

According to the Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS), Mudget is lodged in the

Mudget -MDOC photo

-MDOC photo

G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility in Jackson County, serving a 13-month to five-year sentence for an organized retail crime act violation conviction in Muskegon County. His earliest release date is April 18, 2016, according to OTIS. He was sentenced April 21, 2015.

Mudget had also served a one-and-a-half year prison sentence in 2010 and 2011 for an attempted uttering publishing conviction in Oceana County, according to OTIS.

“SSCENT detectives and members of the Hart City Police Department initiated an investigation into the death,” SSCENT states. “Ultimately, the case was submitted to the Oceana County Prosecutor for review. The charges are a result of the cooperative effort between SSCENT and the Hart City Police Department.”

SSCENT is a multi-jurisdictional task force that serves Manistee, Mason, Oceana, and Lake counties. SSCENT asks that if you have information about drug activity in your area to contact them at (800) 994-8477 or call your local police department.