A Ferris State University student is set to go to trial in January at the 49th Circuit Court in Big Rapids on felony charges related to a marijuana complaint that occurred in September.
Noah Raines, 18, of Ludington, was charged with one count illegal sale of medical marijuana. Under the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, registered medical marijuana patients are prohibited from selling marijuana to individuals not approved to use marijuana for medical purposes. The maximum sentence possible is two years in prison and/or a $2,000 fine as well as a loss of the individual’s medical marijuana license.
Raines was also charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance (marijuana), which carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine.
The two-day trial is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Jan. 28. A final settlement conference is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 9.
Raines was arrested as part of an incident that occurred at 10:47 p.m. on Sept. 3 in Lot 4, a residential parking lot near Travis Hall. Officers on the scene reported smelling marijuana and witnessed several subjects fleeing.
According to the Ferris Department of Public Safety police log, one subject stopped, and two subjects were identified nearby.
Dylan Naughton, 19, of Troy, was charged with one count of furnishing contraband to prisoners, specifically marijuana oil. The felony charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and/or a $1,000 fine.
Additionally, Naughton was charged with one count of resisting an officer, which carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison and/or a $2,000 fine.
Like Raines, Naughton’s case has also been moved from the 77th District Court to the 49th Circuit Court. A settlement conference is scheduled for Nov. 25.
If an agreement is not reached, Naughton’s case will go to trial as well.