2017-11-30 / Courts

Man, woman arrested for selling drugs leading to heroin death

Two people were arraigned Monday in connection with the heroin overdose death of 31-year-old Kevin D. Yannett of Suttons Bay.

Erin S. Grant, 20, and Preston Weaver, 21, were video-arraigned in 86th District Court from the Leelanau County Jail on charges of delivery of a controlled substance causing death.

The charge carries a sentence of up to life in prison. Both are being held on bonds of $100,000.

Yannott died a little after 4 p.m. last Wednesday, Nov. 22, after being found unresponsive in a home in the 600 block of South West Bayshore Drive in the Village of Suttons Bay.

Both Grant and Weaver give their address as 7820 Niibin Mikun in Benzonia. Grant is formerly of Suttons Bay, according to a Sheriff’s Office report, while Weaver is from Wisconsin.

Grant and Weaver were arrested after an investigation determined they had allegedly sold the heroin to Yannott, according to a release from the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office. They were found at a home on Ki-Dah- Keh Road in Peshawbestown.

Yannott is believed to be the first person from Leelanau County to die from a heroin overdose.

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