Dickinson drug defendants waive preliminary hearings

KEVIN JOHNSON

KEVIN JOHNSON

IRON MOUNTAIN — Two men charged in unrelated felony drug cases waived their preliminary examinations Wednesday in Dickinson County District Court and agreed to be bound over to circuit court for further hearings.

Kevin Lee Johnson, 29, of Iron Mountain, and Louis Charles Jones, 27, of Frankfort, Ill., will be arraigned Dec. 5 in Dickinson County Circuit Court in front of Judge Mary Barglind.

Both remain in the Dickinson County Jail.

Johnson faces possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a 20-year felony; carrying a concealed weapon, a five-year felony; and resisting or obstructing a police officer, a two-year felony.

Dickinson County sheriff’s deputies stopped Johnson’s vehicle Nov. 8 in Breen Township for a loud exhaust, according to the criminal complaint.

LOUIS JONES

LOUIS JONES

Deputies saw a machete inside the vehicle and tried to arrest Johnson, but he “pulled away” repeatedly, the complaint stated.

A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed methamphetamine, baggies and a scale, according to the complaint.

Johnson’s co-defendant, 39-year-old Mark Anthony Corey of Ingalls, was a passenger in the vehicle and reportedly had methamphetamine in his jacket, the complaint stated.

Corey also will return to court Dec. 5 for arraignment on felony possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and felony possession of methamphetamine, both as a habitual offender-second.

In a separate case, Jones faces two counts of delivery of heroin, a 20-year felony; delivery of cocaine, a 20-year felony; possession of cocaine, a four-year felony; possession of marijuana, a one-year misdemeanor; and a habitual offender-fourth status, which increases the maximum penalties to life on the delivery charges and 15 years on the possession charges.

Jones reportedly sold heroin and cocaine to a confidential informant with the KIND Drug Team on Nov. 10 and Nov. 12 in Iron Mountain, according to the criminal complaint.

Nikki Younk can be reached at 906-774-2772, ext. 41, or nyounk@ironmountaindailynews.com.

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