Man arrested in West Fair Avenue meth bust sentenced

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MARQUETTE — One of the men who was arrested in March after police searched a West Fair Avenue home and seized methamphetamine and firearms was sentenced Friday in Marquette County 25th Circuit Court.

Robert James Nancarrow, 38, of Marquette was given 180 days in jail, with credit for 126 days served, with balance of jail suspended. He was also given 12 months probation and ordered to pay fines and costs of $858.

Nancarrow pleaded guilty to one count of controlled substance – possession of ecstasy, a 10-year felony, at his May 18 circuit court arraignment.

He had also been charged with controlled substance – operating/maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine, a 20-year felony, but that charge was dropped at his arraignment.

The charge stems from a March 16 incident when Nancarrow and Brodie Smith, 26, of Marquette were arrested after police searched a West Fair Avenue home, where they seized “an overwhelming amount of meth components, finished meth product and two firearms,” according to a press release from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team.

Nancarrow and Smith were arrested and lodged at the Marquette County Jail following the search.

Smith, who recently pleaded guilty to one count of controlled substance – possession of ecstasy, a 10-year felony, at his circuit court arraignment, is scheduled to be sentenced in circuit court Aug. 31.