Shelby woman faces jail for selling cocaine.

March 8, 2021

Shelby woman faces jail for selling cocaine.


HART — A 51-year-old Shelby woman faces a jail term of up to five months after pleading guilty in 27th Circuit Court Monday, March 8, to one felony count of delivery/manufacture of narcotic or cocaine less than 50 grams.

Mary Beth Shaver, of 182 6th St., testified before Judge Robert D. Springstead that she sold an “eight ball” of cocaine to an acquaintance who turned out to be an undercover narcotics officer last May in the Village of Shelby.

In exchange for her plea, two felony counts of delivery/manufacture of a schedule 1, 2, 3 drug — amphetamine were dismissed, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon. 

The cocaine delivery charge carries a 20-year maximum, and the amphetamine charges each carry a seven-year max, said Judge Springstead.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 0-11 months, and the plea agreement calls for up-front jail not to exceed five months, said Judge Springstead. Two years of probation will also likely be ordered.

Shaver appeared for the pretrial hearing via Zoom video conferencing due to COVID-19.

Sentencing is set for May 3 at 9:30 a.m.

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