Cocaine charge sends man back to prison

MARQUETTE — A downstate man arrested earlier this year on two felony drug charges will spend at least the next year and a half with the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Anre Montgomery received 18 months to 20 years in prison on one count of controlled substance– delivering cocaine.

The 38–year–old Detroit man was arrested by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) in April.

UPSET Detectives seized cocaine, ecstasy, other illegal prescription pills and cash from Montgomery at a Marquette residence.

Marquette County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Mazzuchi took Montgomery’s past troubles with the law into consideration in determining his sentence.

“There has been a lot of effort in the past to try and have other results and during the time there has been an effort for parole supervision or probation prior to being in the Department of Corrections,” said Mazzuchi.

“That motivation has not been the same and there has been violation that has resulted in return,” she added.

The other drug charge against Montgomery was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.