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Bear Lake Man Pleads Guilty to Delivery Causing Death in Fentanyl Fatality

LANSING Today Derek Rosen, 31, of Bear Lake, pled guilty in the 19th Circuit Court in Manistee County to Delivery Causing Death for providing fentanyl to a 30-year-old Manistee man who overdosed on the substance in April of 2020. Rosen was charged alongside Brittany McClarty, 38, of Manistee, who pled guilty to Delivery of Fentanyl under 50 grams in March of this year. McClarty was sentenced to 1-20 years incarceration in April.

Per the Michigan State Police investigation into the death of the 30-year-old victim found unresponsive in his car, McClarty provided drugs to the deceased obtained from Rosen. McClarty agreed in her plea deal to testify against Rosen, and did so at Rosen’s preliminary examination in March.

My office will continue to hold accountable, to the fullest extent of the law,those who push fentanyl into our communities,” said Nessel. “Families across the state are in a battle against the tragedy of fentanyl use and overdose, and we intend to aid in their defense with these prosecutions.”

Rosen will next appear before the Court for sentencing on November 13th.


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