Coy Michelle Brooks, 46, Petoskey, was sentenced to serve 68 to 240 months in prison for delivery of methamphetamine in the 33rd Circuit Court.
Judge Roy C. Hayes III also sentenced Brooks to concurrent sentences on convictions of maintaining a drug house and possession of amphetamine. Brooks had pleaded guilty on the charges on December 21, 2020.
According to police affidavits, Brooks sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant working with the Charlevoix County Joint Operative Law Enforcement Team (JOLT) on March 25 and April 7, 2020.
She was then arrested and later released on bond. While on bond, according to court records, at a traffic stop on August 4, 2020 Brooks was illegally in possession of amphetamine and over $3,000 in cash.
“The evidence in this case indicates that the defendant was one of the largest drug dealers in northern Michigan,” Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney Allen Telgenhof said. “Both the police detective and the probation agent investigating the matter noted that they had not seen someone who distributed so many drugs in this community in a long time, if ever.”
In pronouncing the sentence, Hayes stated, “This drug (methamphetamine) is destructive. It destroys lives, it destroys communities.”
“Many other individuals who have either been convicted or who are awaiting trial for selling drugs told police that Ms. Brooks was their supplier. She admitted to police that she was driving down to Flint on a regular basis to buy drugs to bring back and sell in northern Michigan,” Telgenhof noted.
“This is another conviction and prison sentence brought about by the fine work of the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office and JOLT.”