This morning in the 33rd Circuit Court, Cody Deanthony Granberry, 29, Saginaw, was sentenced to serve 18 to 240 months in prison by Judge Roy C. Hayes III.
In July Granberry pleaded guilty to delivery of methamphetamine. Granberry admitted that on March 26, 2021, he sold 57 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant for $1600 in the city of East Jordan.
“Although this was the defendant’s first felony conviction, he came to northern Michigan to sell a significant amount of methamphetamine, a very dangerous drug,” Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney Allen Telgenhof said. “This is not a person who sold $50 worth of drugs to a friend.”
“The police, my office and the judge have made it clear that if you choose to sell this drug in this county, you will be sent to prison.”
Also sentenced to prison was Mason Tanner Luby, 21, of Clayton, Indiana.
Luby was sentenced to serve 18 to 60 months following his guilty plea to receiving and concealing a stolen motor vehicle.
On July 6, 2021, police found a vehicle abandoned on the shoulder of Deer Lake Road in Boyne Valley Township. The vehicle had been reported stolen from the state of Indiana. Inside the vehicle was a sales receipt from a store in Indiana from two days earlier.
Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office Detective Ben Speigl contacted the store who provided security footage from the purchase and Speigl was able to identify Luby on the video, making the purchase and walking to and from the stolen vehicle.
Detective Cody Wheat reviewed Luby’s social media and saw a photo of Luby wearing a baseball cap that was found inside the stolen vehicle.
Detectives were aware that the vehicle was abandoned approximately 1000 feet from the residence of a friend of Luby’s. The officers were familiar with Luby because he was convicted following a group of thefts in Charlevoix County in 2020.
“This conviction was the result of excellent police work,” Telgenhof said. “These detectives quickly identified the perpetrator and built a very strong case against him, leading to the conviction.”