CADILLAC — A 38-year-old man took a plea recently in two separate cases in 28th Circuit Court involving an assault and methamphetamine.
Jesse Lee Grose pleaded no contest to one count of assault to do commit sexual penetration for his connection with an incident on March 27 in Cadillac. A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt but is treated as one at sentencing. It also permits the court to determine guilt from the review of the police report. He faces up to 10 years in prison at sentencing.
As part of the plea, a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and a habitual offender second offense will be dismissed at sentencing.
He also pleaded no contest to charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of suboxone for his connection with an incident on or about March 27 in Cadillac. He faces up to 10 years on the methamphetamine charge and two years for the suboxone-related charge.
As part of the plea, a habitual offender second offense notice will be dismissed at sentencing.
Wexford County Prosecutor Jason Elmore said at about 4:45 a.m. on March 27 Cadillac Police were dispatched to a residence on Cotey Street to investigate an alleged sexual assault. He also said the victim was taken to Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital that morning where a sexual assault kit was completed.
When officers were looking for the Grose a few hours later, Elmore said he was found with the drugs after a search of his person was conducted.
"Suboxone is a prescription medication that is a combination of the opioid buprenorphine and naloxone use to treat opioid abuse in medication-assisted treatment programs," Elmore said. “Since he did not have a prescription for Suboxone, we know someone diverted a prescription to him."
Elmore also said law enforcement and his office often see such medication-assisted treatment prescriptions making it to the streets instead of treating the actual patient.
A $100,000 cash or surety bond associated with the assault charge and a $50,000 cash or surety bond associated with the drug-related charges were both remanded or revoked. Grose is awaiting sentencing.