This morning, Jan. 22, 2021, in the 33rd Circuit Court for Charlevoix County, two individuals were sentenced to prison on drug charges, one on a number of charges including drugs, theft and fighting with police and yet another for a theft offense.
Timothy James Funck, 25, Central Lake was sentenced to serve 51 to 360 months in prison for delivery of methamphetamine.
According to a police affidavit, Funck sold methamphetamine and heroin to a confidential informant on March 12 and then sold imitation methamphetamine to the same informant on March 17.
Judge Roy C. Hayes III noted that Funck had sold the drugs after just recently being released from probation from Oakland County on a conviction for larceny in a building.
Laurel Jane-Christine Heise, 23, Charlevoix, was sentenced to 18 to 240 months in prison after being convicted of delivery of methamphetamine.
The affidavit filed in the case indicates that Heise sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant on March 26 in Charlevoix Township.
A search warrant was executed at a later date and police seized more methamphetamine, as well as other items indicative of drug trafficking and use, such as numerous cell phones, digital scales, plastic baggies, a notebook with drug information, needles, syringes, glass pipes, pills and information related to accessing the “dark web.”
One of Heise’s co-defendants, Devon Eberhart, who was also recently sentenced to prison, admitted that he, Heise and their other roommate, sold methamphetamine on a routine basis out of their Charlevoix Township home.
“The convictions of Mr. Funck and Ms. Heise were through the fine work of our Charlevoix County drug team, JOLT,” Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney Allen Telgenhof said. “Once again the message was sent that if you sell methamphetamine in Charlevoix County, you are highly likely to be sent to prison,”
Clifton Shantone Haines, 20, Lansing was sentenced to serve 32 to 60 months in prison following his guilty pleas to possession with the intent to deliver Xanax, unlawful driving away of an automobile, attempted malicious destruction of police property and two counts of resisting and obstructing a police officer.
Court records indicate that police were called to a location in Boyne City on June 27, 2020 where they found an individual who was unconscious and who appeared to have suffered an overdose in the back seat of a vehicle. Officers were able to revive the individual through two injections of Narcan.
Through investigation the officers discovered the vehicle had been taken downstate by Haines and another individual to purchase drugs which were brought back to Charlevoix County. The other individual has already been charged, convicted and sentenced.
Haines was placed under arrest and transported to the Charlevoix County Jail. When officers at the jail attempted to book him, Haines became combative and fought the officers, requiring five officers to be involved to subdue him.
During the fight, Haines damaged a body camera worn by one of the officers.
Judge Hayes ordered that all five felony sentences be served concurrently, however, he noted that Haines’ sentence was increased as a result of his fight with the officers.
Haines still has charges pending in Charlevoix County for delivery of heroin and delivery of cocaine, as well as charges pending in Otsego County for armed robbery and first degree home invasion, and in Eaton County for attempted resisting and obstructing of a police officer.
“On the Haines matter, this was excellent police work by the Boyne City Police Department and the Michigan State Police who responded to an emergency situation, assisted in saving a life, and then broadened the investigation which resulted in the discovery of drugs and two convictions.”
“The officers at the jail and the Boyne City Police Officers who assisted in subduing Mr. Haines should be commended for their bravery and the additional time he received in prison for his attack was well deserved,” Telgenhof commented.
David Edward Stockford, 56, Cheboygan, was sentenced to serve 18 to 60 months in prison following his conviction for unlawfully driving away of an automobile.
Stockford admitted stealing a pickup truck in the City of East Jordan on the 4th of July.
The pickup was hitched to a trailer and skid steer which were also taken by Stockford, but were abandoned and left at the Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club in Advance where they were recovered.
An employee of the truck’s owner saw the truck at the skate park in East Jordan and notified the owner who called police. When police arrived, they found Stockford hiding in the bushes at the park.
Court records indicate that Stockford had previously been convicted of eight prior felonies and 18 prior misdemeanors and had been sentenced to prison four times in the past.
The Stockford matter was investigated and solved by the East Jordan Police Department.