YORK – John A. Drake, 50, of Marquette has pleaded not guilty to two drug-related felonies.

The prosecution is also requesting that Drake be categorized as a habitual criminal.

He has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver, a Class 2 felony, which carries a possible maximum sentence of 50 years in prison and possession of methamphetamine, a Class 4 felony which carries a possible maximum sentence of two years in prison, a $10,000 fine and 9-12 months of post-related supervision. If he is deemed a habitual criminal (due to his criminal history) and he is convicted of the other two charges, he could also face an additional 10-60 years in prison.

According to documents filed with the York County Court, a deputy with the York County Sheriff’s Department stopped Drake in the middle of the night on Road E in York after observing suspicious activity. The deputy alleged he saw indicators of criminal activity and the county’s drug dog was brought to the scene. The dog allegedly indicated to the presence of narcotics and a search of Drake’s person allegedly resulted in the discovery of 6.09 grams of methamphetamine.

A jury trial has been scheduled for mid-June.


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