This morning in the 33rd Circuit Court, Judge Roy C. Hayes III sentenced Jonathan Michael Mullen, 31, Lansing to serve a minimum of 15 years in prison following his conviction at a jury trial on September 3, 2021.
A Charlevoix County jury convicted Mullen of possession with intent to deliver heroin, two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of ammunition by a felon, possession of a silencer and two counts of resisting and obstructing after a three-day trial.
Mullen was sentenced to serve 10 to 40 years on the drug charge and five years on the possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony with those sentences to be served consecutively.
On the remaining charges, Mullen was sentenced to serve five to 15 years, with those sentences to be served concurrently with the others.
On February 2, 2021, officers of the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office and the Boyne City Police Department executed a search warrant at an apartment in the city of Boyne City where Mullen was residing.
They seized drugs that tested positive for heroin and fentanyl, as well as a cutting agent, for a total weight of two ounces or 50 grams.
Police also located a loaded handgun in the bedroom where Mullen had been staying and an AR-15 which had been put into a vehicle by Mullen. Additionally the police located ammunition and firearm parts including a silencer.
Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney Allen Telgenhof had asked the court to sentence Mullen to the maximum sentence under the Michigan Sentencing Guidelines which would have been a minimum of 258 months in prison.
“I cannot overstate the bravery of the officers who executed the search warrant in this matter and led to holding the Defendant accountable,” Telgenhof said. “We showed the video of the incident to the jury and it was harrowing. When officers knocked on the door, they heard the Defendant’s voice then heard him deadlock the door. They knew that he had weapons inside the residence and when the door was eventually opened, officers did not see Mullen as he had run to the back of the apartment.”
“Fortunately rather than running to get the loaded gun, the Defendant ran into the bathroom and attempted to flush the drugs down the toilet.”
Mullen was convicted of seven prior felonies and five prior misdemeanors and has been to prison on three prior occasions.
A charge against Mullen for delivering a controlled substance causing death is pending in the 33rd Circuit Court. That charge arises out of a delivery which allegedly occurred from the same Boyne City apartment just two days prior to the drug raid in this case which resulted in a young woman overdosing in Charlevoix Township.