Duo arrested on crystal meth charges due in court next week.

March 22, 2019

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Duo arrested on crystal meth charges due in court next week.

Two people who were recently arrested on drug charges are scheduled to appear in court again next week. On March 13, the detectives from State, Sheriff’s, Chief’s Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT), along with troopers from Michigan State Police and deputies from Manistee County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mesick residents Brian Thomas Garner, 30, and Ashley Lynn Hoffman, 20, in Filer Township by SSCENT detectives.

Hoffman

Garner

Garner and Hoffman have both been charged with the delivery of methamphetamine (crystal meth).  The arrests were the culmination of an 8-month investigation initiated by SSCENT, according to a March 22, 2019 press release from SSCENT.

Garner and Hoffman were lodged in the Manistee County Jail and their bonds were set at $25,000/10% cash or surety.  Both suspects face 20 years in prison and/or a $25,000 fine, if convicted. Garner and Hoffman are due back in the 85th District Court in Manistee on March 27, 2019 for their next court appearance.