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Habitual offender facing life in prison for drug possession

CASS COUNTY, Mich. -- A man who has been deemed a habitual offender could be sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of two counts of drug possession.

Jai Villalobos, 39, was arrested on the charges after parole officials conducted a search of his home in September 2018 and found methamphetamine and buprenorphine in a trash can in his bedroom, according to the prosecutor's office.

Villalobos was convicted on both counts on April 10 following a jury trial.

Villalobos faces up to life in prison for possession of methamphetamine and up to 15 years in prison for possession of buprenorphine as a habitual offender with three or more prior felonies.

Sentencing is scheduled for Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

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