Heroin-using mom who crashed into building pleads ‘no contest.’

October 23, 2017

Zada Holey, left, with her attorney Julie Springstead Waltz.

Heroin-using mom who crashed into building pleads ‘no contest.’


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

HART — The heroin-using mom who crashed through the storefront of a building in downtown Walkerville last month pleaded “no contest” to heroin possession in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Oct. 23.

Zada Ann Holey, 22, of 6592 E. US 10, Branch Township, crashed her 2000 Saturn with her two young children in the car, according to an Oceana County Sheriff’s Office accident report.

Holey remains lodged in the Oceana County Jail on a $10,000 cash/surety bond.

She was arrested for the felony of cocaine/heroin or another narcotic possession less than 25 grams and misdemeanors of controlled substance use and operating under the influence of a controlled substance with an occupant less than 16.

The two misdemeanor charges were dismissed Monday when she pleaded to the felony.

She faces serving four and a half months in jail. In exchange for her plea, the prosecutor’s office is recommending that she serve a jail term in the midpoint of the sentencing guidelines, which are 0-9 months, stated Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

The crash caused an estimated $4,000-$5,000 in damages, according to the building’s owner Robert Zack.

Holey “was passed out from heroin use,” states the accident report.

She was transported to Mercy Health Lakeshore Campus in Shelby following the 9:55 a.m. crash for minor injuries. Her blood was drawn and then she was lodged in jail, Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast said previously.

Her two young boys were in the car at the time of the crash, but they were not injured, Mast said.

The building that Holey crashed into is Extreme Services, said Zack. The building, which is a former grocery store, houses a tree removal business. It also serves as an office for residential rental housing and fiberoptic line crews, Zack said.

The Saturn crashed through the storefront windows and into the brick wall.

“There was evidence of narcotic paraphernalia present in the car,” Mast said.

No one was inside the building at the time of the crash, Zack said.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 18 at 8:15 a.m.

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