Brimley woman gets two years for firearm possession

A Brimley woman will spend 24 months in federal prison for possessing firearms as a former felon.

In addition to the two-year prison term, forty-six-year-old Patricia Marie Sawasky will be required to serve two years of supervised release and pay a $100 special assessment once she has served her sentence in it’s entirety.

The Bay Mills Indian Community Tribal Police, the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department, and the F.B.I. conducted an investigation into Sawasky’s activities following the execution of a search warrant at a residence she occasionally occupied with her boyfriend. Upon being taken into custody for an outstanding arrest warrant, Sawasky assaulted a tribal officer.

The execution of the search into the home netted eleven firearms, some of which were in a gun cabinet and some of which were in the master bedroom. The haul included a .t0 caliber revolver which Sawasky admitted to handling. Sawasky had previously been convicted of a felony drug offense in Michigan and admitted she had ready access to the other firearms in the residence.