Escanaba residents facing Buprenorphine charges receive sentences

ESCANABA — Two Escanaba residents facing drug charges received their sentences Monday in Delta County Circuit Court.

Jacob Anderson was the first to appear. He pleaded guilty in April to possession of a controlled substance and use of a controlled substance, buprenorphine. Anderson received a delayed sentence of twelve months for the possession charge and twenty days for the use charge. He’ll pay a total of one thousand eighteen dollars in fines and costs and will be credited for three days served.

Cory Mulhern was up next. He plead guilty one count of delivery of manufacture of a controlled substance, buprenorphine and one count of maintaining a drug vehicle. Mulhern will spend three months behind bars for those counts, with credit for twenty seven days served. He’ll also pay a total of seven hundred and sixty six dollars in fines and costs.

The pair were arrested earlier this year as part of a huge UPSET bust of seventeen people suspected of delivery or manufacture of the drug buprenorphine.