Grand Rapids man sent to jail for selling ecstasy.

July 14, 2021

Cameron Andersen, at right, appears in 27th Circuit Court Monday via Zoom video conferencing with his attorney Keary Sawyer.

Grand Rapids man sent to jail for selling ecstasy.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 27-year-old Grand Rapids man was sentenced to serve 45 days in jail Monday, July 12, in 27th Circuit Court for a felony of delivery/manufacture of a controlled substance.

Cameron Scott Andersen, of 830 Malta St., NE, pleaded guilty to the charge, April 19. The drug he sold is eutylone, which is a version of ecstasy.

Andersen was arrested by the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) and was initially charged with another felony of controlled substance delivery/manufacture of a narcotic/cocaine 50-224 grams, according to court records. That charge was dismissed in a plea agreement.

Andersen testified in April before Judge Robert D. Springstead that he had 100 pills to sell for $1,800. “I got them from an individual in Grand Rapids,” he said. The drug deal took place at a carpool parking lot in Shelby Township last July, he said. He was caught by an undercover officer, said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

Judge Springstead said Andersen was caught with a large amount of drugs valued at $16,950.

“I’m giving you a lot of credit for having a clean record and for having a solid work history, but what the court cannot ignore is the sheer value of the controlled substances and the amount of controlled substances that you were caught with,” the judge said. “For those reasons, the court is imposing a modest amount of jail. I believe that you’ve learned your lesson, but I think those 45 days will seem like nine months to you having never been there and never having that kind of lifestyle. If each one of those days, you think about how good your life was before and how you’ll never go back, I think 45 days will make a solid impression on you.”

Judge Springstead also ordered one year probation.

Andersen, who was out on bond, appeared in court Monday via Zoom video conferencing due to COVID-19. He was ordered to report to the Oceana County Jail Monday by 4:30 p.m. He received credit for one day served.

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