Prisoner pleads guilty to meth possession

November 23, 2015
Jason Canavan with his attorney, Timothy Hayes.

Jason Canavan with his attorney, Timothy Hayes.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A prison inmate currently lodged in the West Shoreline Correctional Facility in Muskegon pleaded guilty Monday, Nov. 23, in 27th Circuit Court to one felony count of possession of methamphetamine.

Jason Charles Canavan, 29, of 5823 N. 192nd Ave., Walkerville, is serving a minimum of one year and 11 months to a maximum of 10 years in prison for a July 21 conviction in Newaygo County for possession of methamphetamine and a three to 20 year term for a July 21 conviction in Newaygo County of operating/maintaining a lab involving meth, according to the Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS).

In exchange for his guilty plea, a concurrent prison term is recommended. Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon said he does not oppose Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI) or “boot camp.”

Canavan was arrested by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) stemming from a Feb. 6 incident in Colfax Township. He testified Monday that there was meth in his house.

Judge Anthony A. Monton remanded Canavan to the Michigan Department of Corrections to await sentencing, which is Jan. 4 at 9 a.m.

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