Heroin arrest this weekend

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A 36 year-old Ludington man was arrested Saturday evening for possession of heroin at the airport Shell.  Mason County Sheriff Office deputies responded to a report of a man locked in the bathroom for over 2 hours. When deputies made contact, the subject was reportedly found in possession of an uncapped syringe and spoon which contained suspected heroin.


MCSO ACTIVITY REPORT FOR THE WEEKEND OF 03/16/2018 thru 03/18/2018:

House decide Roads need Work

The Michigan House of Legislatures passed a $175 Million dollar emergency road package yesterday.  “I would say that roads continue to be one of the main topics that all of us talk about.” Said Rep. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington, “We know that that we’ve had an issue. We know that we’ve got to put our money where our mouth is to get the roads fixed [but] the damage continues. We let them go too long in the early 2000s and now we are reacting to a problem that, with the winter we just had is causing a lot of damage.”

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Rep. VanderWall says the money will go directly to road repairs “Speaking to some of the members of our local road commission, we know that the money is going into a special fund that can only go directly into road repairs and reconstruction of the roads and bridges. It won’t go in for new equipment. People can rest assured that this money can only be used to fix the roads. Not buy equipment.”

Tip leads to arrest

On Wednesday Officers were notified by Holiday Inn Express employees of finding a suspicious backpack plugged into an outlet. The bag contained a cell phone charger and cell phones. Upon arrival, a deputy made contact with suspect Candice Lee Fennell of Oceana county. Scott Erik Phelps of Mason County fled on foot. Fennell was arrested on a parole violation from the Michigan Department of Corrections.

Deputy Ken Baum and K-9 tracking dog Cash were called to the scene to track Scott Phelps behind Lowe’s and through a wooded area, over a creek and fence before heading east across Brye Road and behind Meijer. Phelps was found inside Meijer and arrested at 4:47 a.m. Thursday on a parole violation. Charges are also being sought for allegedly breaking and entering four businesses over the last few months in Amber and Pere Marquette townships. Scott Erik Phelps, 05/22/1972, of Mason County and Candice Lee Fennell, 01/15/1996, of Oceana County have both been arraigned on charges of
• Count 1: Safe Breaking, Life Felony
• Count 2: B&E—A Building with Intent, 10 year Felony
• Count 3: B&E—A Building with Intent, 10 year Felony
• Count 4: B&E—A Building with Intent, 10 year Felony
• Count 5: B&E—A Building with Intent, 10 year Felony
• Count 6: Burglar’s Tools—Possession, 10 year Felony

Names suggestions welcome

The Scottville Harvest Festival and Summerfest committee is asking for a name.  The Harvest Festival and Summerfest intend to consolidate into one event and is asking for community input on the new name.  Name ideas will be accepted until tomorrow March 16th. A winner will be announced next week. To submit your idea, include your name and drop off your submission at Scottville City Hall, Email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cleon Township fire undetermined


Per the Michigan State Police Fire Investigator, the cause of the fire which occurred Tuesday, March 6th on Wells Rd in Manistee county that resulted in the death of Brain Brantly is considered undetermined. The Fire Investigator was “unable to exclude careless smoking or an electrical malfunction as cause of the fire due to the destructive nature of the fire within the room.” The fire originated in the master bedroom area of the home. The exact cause of death is still pending as the Medical Examiner is awaiting results of the toxicology report.

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