Kent City methamphetamine operation brings man prison

Kent City man sentenced to prison after meth found in home

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (WZZM) - A man with numerous drug arrests and convictions is heading to prison for running an illegal methamphetamine operation in northern Kent County.

David James Selby, 37, was sentenced this week to between two and 20 years for delivery of methamphetamine.

Selby was arrested in June by Kent County sheriff’s deputies investigating an illegal meth operation.  Investigators found more than eight ounces of crystal methamphetamine at his Kent City home.

The search also turned up a 9 mm handgun, packaging materials and a digital scale consistent with drug dealing.

Selby pleaded no contest to the felony charge earlier this summer. In exchange for his plea, the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office dismissed a cocaine possession case stemming from a February traffic stop on Abrigador Trail NE near Fifth-Third Ballpark.

He was also sentenced this week to between two and five years in prison for third offense drunken driving. That sentence will run concurrent with his sentence in the methamphetamine case.

Selby has two prior convictions in 2004 for possession of cocaine. Other convictions include assault with a dangerous weapon and fleeing and eluding police.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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