Holton man sent to prison for operating meth lab.

July 18, 2017

Steven Ketchum with his attorney, Terry Shaw.

Holton man sent to prison for operating meth lab.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — A 38-year-old Holton man was sentenced to two and a half to 20 years in prison Monday, July 17, in 27th Circuit Court for a conviction of operating/maintaining a lab involving methamphetamine.

Steven Anthony Ketchum, of 10687 Blue Lake Rd., was arrested by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) last spring.

“I’ve realized the hurt I have caused myself and others,” Ketchum said as he apologized to court.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 72-120 months, said Judge Robert D. Springstead. The judge said he deviated below the guidelines, so his sentence was consistent with the plea agreement.

Ketchum received credit for 141 days served in jail.

Ketchum’s prison term runs concurrently with a criminal case in Newaygo County, where a sentence of Special Alternative Incarceration (SAI) or “boot camp” was imposed. Springstead said he opposed sending Ketchum to boot camp and ordered that he serve his time in prison.

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