By Corey [email protected]
HILLSDALE — A Hillsdale woman currently on parole for previous narcotics related convictions is in police custody once again.
Stephanie Nichole Annis, 29, was taken into custody Feb. 5 by the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Office during a traffic stop.
The driver of the vehicle Annis was traveling in — identified as 32-year-old Michael William Harrison — was arrested during the stop as well on charges of possession of marijuana, driving on a suspended license and a parole violation.
Subsequent to his arrest, deputies searched Annis and discovered methamphetamine and marijuana. Due to Annis’ multiple previous narcotics related convictions, the Hillsdale County Prosecutor’s Office has charged both crimes as second offense, meaning Annis faces up to 20 years incarceration if convicted as charged.
Both Annis and Harrison were arraigned in Hillsdale County District Court Tuesday afternoon by Judge Sara S. Lisznyai.
Annis’ bond was set at $50,000 with 10 percent allowed on the two new crimes and no bond allowed for the parole violation.
Harrison’s bond was set at $2,000 with 10 percent allowed on his charges with no bond allowed for the parole violation.
Both will be represented by court appointed attorneys when they appear for preliminary hearings within the next three weeks in district court.
In 2015, Annis was sentenced to serve 3-10 years in the Michigan Department of Corrections and was paroled just shy of her three year minimum. On Dec. 8, 2017, the Michigan Department of Corrections listed Annis as an absconder on their Offender Tracking Information System.
Annis has also served local jail time and felony probation in the past with convictions of possession of marijuana in 2010, possession of methamphetamine in 2013 and creating or delivering counterfeit narcotics in 2014.
Harrison himself was listed as a parole absconder on Jan. 31 and