The 49th Circuit Court — Osceola County

REED CITY — The following cases were heard this week in Osceola County’s 49th Circuit Court. Not all cases are reported.

• Pamela Jean Brooks, 50, of Reed City, pleaded no contest to operating and maintaining a methamphetamine lab and was sentenced to five to 20 years in prison. Brooks is the co-defendant of Patricia Nelson, a Reed City woman who was sentenced to prison earlier this month after absconding for more than two years. Brooks’ and Nelson’s lab was discovered when it exploded just a block and a half from G.T. Norman Elementary on Feb. 11, 2009. The explosion hospitalized two adults, but left several people in the house uninjured, including a four-month-old infant.

• Brandon Scott Thompson, 28, of Marion, pleaded guilty to illegally using the controlled substance hydromorphone, a prescription painkiller. The charge came with a habitual offender notice as Thompson was convicted of possession of marijuana in 2007. He was sentenced to 11 months in jail with three days credit, but his jail time is suspended unless he commits another crime. His license will be suspended for one year and he will be on probation for 18 months.

• Kevin Andrew Hose, 27, of Houghton Lake, pleaded guilty to improper possession of a gun inside a motor vehicle but was not sentenced to any jail time.

The 77th District Court — Osceola County

REED CITY — The following cases were heard this week in Osceola County’s 77th District Court. Not all cases are reported.

• Glenn Clifford Buchanan, 55, of Marion, pleaded guilty to assault and battery. He was sentenced to time served, but will be on probation for 18 months and must complete anger management classes.

• Thomas Patrick Triplett, 25, of Sears, pleaded guilty to a second offense of drunken driving and to driving with a suspended license. Triplett’s previous drunken driving offenses occurred in 2007. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail with three days credit, but he elected to serve 90 days on tether and complete an Impact retreat weekend in lieu of jail time. He also was ordered to complete an outpatient rehabilitation program and attend Alcoholics Anonymous classes.

• Treavor Michael Kailing, 22, of Reed City, pleaded guilty to assault and battery. He was sentenced to time served, but will be on probation for one year and must complete anger management classes.

• Randall Shane Peterson, 35, of Reed City, pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while visibly impaired. He was sentenced to three days in jail with one day credit, but given the option to complete 16 hours of community service in lieu of jail time. He also was ordered to complete an alcohol highway safety education class.

• Mark Wayne Ireland, 41, of Big Rapids, pleaded guilty to stalking. He was sentenced to time served, but will be on probation for one year and must complete an Alternatives to Violence class.

• Tiffany Ann-Austin Clarke, 20, of Gladwin, pleaded guilty to assault and battery. She was sentenced to time served, but will be on probation for 18 months and must complete anger management classes.

• Dustin Maverick Darrow, 22, of Tustin, pleaded guilty to using marijuana and driving with a suspended license. He was sentenced to time served, but will be on probation for one year and must attend Alcoholics Anonymous.

• Daniel Alan Ladner, 26, of Reed City, pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while visibly impaired. He was sentenced to three days in jail with one day credit, but given the option to complete 16 hours of community service in lieu of jail time. He also was ordered to complete an alcohol and drug education class.

• Steven Edward Gren, 48, of Evart, pleaded guilty to a second offense of drunken driving and to driving with a suspended license. Gren was convicted of drunken driving in 1995 and 2006. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 24 days credit, but he elected to serve 240 days on SCRAM tether in lieu of jail time. He will be on probation for two years and must complete an outpatient rehabilitation program.

• Joshua William Rose, 20, of Luther, pleaded guilty to drunken driving. He was sentenced to five days in jail with two days credit, but was given the option to complete 24 hours of community service in lieu of jail time. He will be on probation for one year and must complete a drug and alcohol education program.