Shelby man faces prison for meth.

June 20, 2017

Michael Lyles with his attorney, Timothy Hayes.

Shelby man faces prison for meth.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — A 46-year-old Shelby man faces a minimum prison term of up to 18 months after pleading guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, June 19, to methamphetamine possession.

Michael John Lyles, of 6785 W. Johnson Rd., was arrested by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) for felony counts of methamphetamine possession and hydromorphine possession, less than 25 grams. Lyles testified that he was in possession of “a little over a gram” of meth last January in Hart Township.

Lyles was on parole at the time of the offense. His sentence will run consecutively to any parole violation sanctions he receives, said Judge Robert D. Springstead.

Because Lyles was a fourth-offense habitual offender, it raised his possible maximum term to life in prison. In exchange for his plea to meth possession, the hydromorphine possession charge and the habitual-offender designation were dismissed. The sentencing guidelines in the case were 10-23 months, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon. Lyles faces a 10-year maximum sentence with the plea agreement.

According to the Offender Tracking Information System (OTIS), Lyles has served six previous prison terms for convictions of third-degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC), failure to register as a sex offender, marijuana delivery, possession of firearms by a felon, larceny over $100 and breaking and entering a building with intent.

Sentencing is set for Aug. 14 at 9:30 a.m.

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