Alpena Man sentenced for Trafficking Heroin

ALPENA, MI – Jesse James Prevost, 32-years-old, will spend the next 4 to 20 years in prison for his involvement of trafficking Heroin in the Alpena area.JESSE JAMES PREVOST

Jesse Prevost of Alpena was sentenced on Monday, December 1st, 2014 in 26th Circuit Court by Judge Michael G. Mack.

Prevost pled guilty to  three counts of controlled substance delivery/manufacture (cocaine, heroin or another narcotic) less than 50 grams, and one count of conspiracy to commit controlled substance delivery/manufacture (cocaine, heroin or another narcotic) less than 50 grams.

In exchange for his guilty plea, a different case of operating a criminal enterprise was dismissed.  Prevost admitted that he delivered or conspired to deliver heroin four times between March 27th and July 11th of 2014.

Based on information from the Michigan Department of Corrections, Jesse Prevost has previous felony convictions.  In a plea deal he plead guilty in 2001 to Home Invasion – 1st Degree out of Alpena County.  His sentence at that time was a minimum of 2 years in prison.  His maximum sentence was 15 years.

His second conviction was for Home Invasion 3rd Degree out of Midland County.  Prevost pled no contest in 2010 to that charge and was sentenced to a minimum of 2 years and 6 months.  His maximum sentence was 10 years.

Jesse James Prevost was arrested in April of 2010 after Midland Police were called to an Eastlawn Drive apartment. He first was charged with first-degree home invasion, assault with the intent to cause great bodily harm less than murder, domestic violence, and assault or assault and battery. He also faced a habitual fourth-offense notice.

In August of 2010, Prevost accepted a deal in which prosecutors added a count of third-degree home invasion, to which Prevost pleaded no contest. He also pleaded to a habitual third-offense enhancement.

Midland County Circuit Court Judge Michael J. Beale sentenced Prevost to between two and a half to 10 years in prison with credit for 185 days, and noted he has no objection to Prevost’s enrollment in a prison boot camp program.

The felony complaint stated Prevost broke into or entered the apartment without permission and assaulted a woman with the intent to commit great bodily harm. Police reported the woman was his wife. Prevost was also accused of assaulting another person who was in the apartment.

Prevost received enhanced sentencing this time due to his habitual offender status.  Prevost was sentenced as a habitual 4th offender.

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