Arrests Made In Prison Drug Smuggling Investigation
By: Mike Stiles -
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Brandon Haggart (photo courtesy of Michigan Department of Corrections)
COLDWATER, MI – A mother and son have been arrested in connection with a drug smuggling incident at Coldwater’s Lakeland Correctional Facility.
Michigan State Police along with the Michigan Department of Corrections have been working together regarding a drug smuggling situation at the prison that began November 29, 2022. Authorities say 34 year old Brandon Haggart was a prisoner and had scheduled a visit with his mother, 65 year old Cheryl Haggart of Rosebush, Michigan, along with an adult female friend also from Rosebush.
During the visit, Cheryl Haggart allegedly handed her son a KN95 face mask, that contained strips of Suboxone, which is a prescription medicine used to treat opioid addiction in adults.
After the visit, Brandon Haggart was searched by corrections officers, who found the suboxone. After reviewing security video, officers saw the hand off between Haggart and his mother. Brandon Haggart was arrested and charged for being in possession of the drug. He is scheduled to have a plea hearing on Thursday in Branch County Circuit Court.
A felony arrest warrant was issued for Cheryl Haggart. On August 1, the Michigan State Police 3rd District Fugitive Team located and arrested her in Midland. She was transported back to Branch County and charged with felony counts of furnishing contraband to a prisoner and bringing contraband into a prison.
Cheryl Haggart’s bond was set at $10,000. She is scheduled to have a probable cause hearing on Thursday and a preliminary examination on August 17.
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