Muskegon man sentenced to 4-20 years in prison for dealing meth.

March 14, 2022


Muskegon man sentenced to 4-20 years in prison for dealing meth.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — A 26-year-old Muskegon man was sentenced to four to 20 years in prison in 27th Circuit Court Monday, March 14, for dealing methamphetamine.

Jamonte Javar Allen pleaded guilty, Jan. 24, to two felony counts of delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine.

In exchange for his plea, five other felony counts of drug delivery were dismissed. The five felony counts were two additional counts of delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine and three counts of delivery/manufacture of a narcotic/cocaine less than 50 grams.

Allen was arrested by the State, Sheriffs, Chiefs Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) after two incidents last May in the Village of Rothbury, according to his testimony. Allen testified that he sold meth to the same person — who turned out to be an undercover narcotics officer — on two different occasions. The transactions took place in a car May 13 and May 18, he testified.

“I just want to apologize to you, the prosecutor and the community,” said Allen to Judge Robert D. Springstead.

Allen was on parole at the time he committed the offenses, according to Michigan Department of Corrections records. In 2017, he was sentenced to two to 15 years for a conviction of bribing/intimidating/interfering with witnesses; one year and two months to five years for possession of weapons by a felon; two years for felony firearm; and two and a half to seven years for accessory after the fact, according to MDOC records.

He has prior felony convictions of delivery/manufacture of marijuana and narcotic/cocaine possession less than 25 grams, according to MDOC.

Allen received credit for three days served in jail

“This sentence agreement with the prosecution was crafted between myself and Mr. (Joseph) Bizon and with Mr. Allen’s agreement,” said Allen’s attorney Marc Curtis. 

“These are his first offenses that involve any type of drug trafficking,” said Curtis. Allen, who has been lodged in jail since last September, is on parole detainer, said the attorney. 

Allen’s mother passed away unexpectedly March 3, and her funeral is Friday, March 18. Curtis asked the judge permission for his client to be released to attend the funeral. Judge Springstead denied the request. “For some reason if the MDOC determines he can be released, the court will look at the situation again,” he said.

Allen was also ordered to pay $1,220 restitution to SSCENT.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 51-85 months.

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