Drug Dealers Sentenced to Prison in Charlevoix County

This morning in the 33rd Circuit Court, Judge Roy C. Hayes III sentenced two convicted drug dealers to prison. Christopher Devasio Adams, 30, Flint was sentenced to 30 to 240 months in prison and Devon Tyler Eberhart, 25, Charlevoix, was sentenced to 72 to 240 months.

Adams was convicted of conspiracy to deliver cocaine, carrying a concealed weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to a police affidavit filed in the matter, Adams and another man drove to Boyne Falls from Flint and sold four ounces of cocaine for $2,100 to a confidential informant.

Following the sale, police stopped the vehicle and arrested both men and located a handgun under Adams’ seat in the car. Adams was on parole, having served time in prison previously for assaultive, weapons and home invasion charges.

Adams was sentenced to the 30 to 240 months on the delivery charge and 24 to 60 months on both the concealed weapon and felon in possession charges. Those sentences will return concurrent to each other, but consecutive to time that Adams will serve on his parole violation as a result of these convictions, which could be up to 15 years in prison.

Eberhart was convicted of possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine.

According to an affidavit filed in his case, police searched Eberhart’s residence in Charlevoix Township pursuant to a search warrant on March 26, 2020 and found evidence of drug sales, including methamphetamine in plastic baggies, digital scales, syringes, a notebook with drug information, cash and a CO2 pistol.

Eberhart admitted to police that he was planning to sell the methamphetamine seized and that he sold around an ounce of methamphetamine each week and that he sold to 10 to 15 different area individuals.

Both convictions were possible entirely due to the work of Charlevoix County’s drug team, JOLT (Joint Operational Law Enforcement Team).

“We are so fortunate in Charlevoix County to have our own drug enforcement team,” Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney Allen Telgenhof said. “We have a very real methamphetamine problem in this community and with these two cases, we have taken two more dealers off the street – one who brought drugs up into this community from downstate and another who, by his own admission, was a regular dealer right here in Charlevoix.”

“I thank and commend Sheriff Chuck Vondra and his team for their work on these cases,” Telgenhof said. “Hopefully the message gets out that Charlevoix County is not the place to buy and sell methamphetamine.”

About Allen Telgenhof

Allen Telgenhof is the Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney; he has been an attorney since 1989 and a high school baseball coach since 2005. Graduated from Clio High School, Michigan State University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Proud father of Ty, Ally, Will and Luke and husband to Erin.
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