Man sentenced for drug charge

Brodie John Smith

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 Circuit Court.

Brodie John Smith, 26, of Marquette, who had pleaded guilty to one count of controlled substance-possession of methamphetamine/ecstasy, a 10-year felony, was given 149 days in jail, with credit for 149 days served.

He was also ordered to serve 12 months probation and pay fines and costs of $858.

Smith had initially also been charged with controlled substance-operating/maintaining a laboratory involving methamphetamine, a 20-year felony, but the charge was dropped as part of the plea agreement.

The charge stems from a March 16 incident when Smith and Robert James Nancarrow, 38, 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.

Nancarrow, who was sentenced in circuit court on July 20, received 180 days in jail, with credit for 126 days served, and the balance of jail time suspended.

He was also given 12 months probation and ordered to pay fines and costs of $858.