Hart man pleads guilty to delivery/manufacture of up to 200 pot plants

September 14, 2015
Kokx, Joseph

Joseph Kokx, at left, with his attorney, Edward Anderson.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A 67-year-old Hart man pleaded guilty Monday, Sept. 14, in 27th Circuit Court to delivery/manufacture of more than 20/less than 200 marijuana plants, which is a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison.

In exchange for his guilty plea, Joseph Raymond Kokx’s jail time will be capped at three months, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

Kokx was arrested last month after members of the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) and the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 2000 block of Madison Road in Weare Township where they seized approximately 190 marijuana plants, approximately nine pounds of processed marijuana, and two firearms, according to a SSCENT press release.

Kokx testified that he was growing plants on private property, which was not his property.

Sentencing is set for Oct 26 at 9 a.m., and Kokx remains free on bond.