Isabella County man found guilty of possessing more than 1,000 grams of cocaine

An Isabella County resident was convicted today of three charges involving more than 1,000 grams of cocaine.

According to a news release from the Isabella County Prosecuting Office, after a seven-hour deliberation from the Isabella County Jury, Rodeney Lee Corton, 53, was convicted of intent to deliver more than 1,000 grams of cocaine, possession of cocaine and conspiracy to possess or deliver.

The investigation that started in 2011 gathered Corton traveled to Texas in September 2011 to get the cocaine, and then came back to Isabella County. Charges were filed in August 2011 by the Isabella County Sheriff’s Deapartment, and the verdict was concluded by Judge Mark H. Duthie.

The habitual offender’s sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 28, and the conviction could result life in prison. His numerous prior felony convictions spanned back from the late '70s. Corton remains incarcerated at the Isabella County Jail.


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