Michigan man receives nearly 22 year sentence for drugs


A Michigan man will spend nearly 22 years in jail followed by 10 years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute 100 grams of heroin as well as cocaine.

Jimmie “Peanut” Butler was sentenced to a 262 month sentence for conspiracy of trafficking heroin from Chicago into Michigan.

Five of his co-defendants had previously pled guilty to federal charges stemming from the distribution of heroin in the Holland, Michigan area.

The conspiracy is linked to numerous overdoses and at least one death.

“In the face of the opioid epidemic, the U.S. Attorney’s Office aggressively pursues those who poison our communities with heroin,” said U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge.

The conspiracy spanned from as early as 2011 until July 2017, when the group was initially
indicted, each of the defendants has now been sentenced.

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