A Ludington man who previously pleaded guilty to drug-related charges in 51st Circuit Court was sentenced to jail time and probation Tuesday before Judge Susan Kasley Sniegowski.

Thomas Donal Shepard Jr., 32, of 912 N. Gaylord Ave., received two concurrent jail terms of nine months in the Mason County Jail and 18 months probation for maintaining a drug house and possession of narcotics less than 25 grams.

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The Managing Editor for the Ludington Daily News since June 2018 and on the staff since Oct. 2011, taking over for legendary Lloyd Wallace. Previously with The Chippewa Herald in Chippewa Falls, Wis., and the Tuscola County Advertiser in Caro.