A Marquette man is going to prison for a very long time.
Jonathan Collins, 41 will serve the next 324 months behind bars, after he pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute over 50 grams of a substance with detectable amounts of methamphetamine.
Collins was pulled over in November of 2018, where police found the meth, along with a double edged dagger, hidden in the car.
UPSET took over the investigation and learned Collins had been making frequent trips downstate, to bring meth back to sell in the Upper Peninsula.
Collins was released on bond, but conspired to get more meth, and threatened a co-conspirator.
Collins was charged by the U.S. Attorney’s Office last August.
District Judge John Maloney cited Collins actions towards the co-conspirator and the damage meth does to the Upper Peninsula as reasons for the harsh sentence.
U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge added as long as meth distribution continues to be a problem in the U.P. his office would work with law enforcement agencies to prosecute those who continue to sell it.