BAY CITY, MI — Stabbed repeatedly by his fiancée, a Mount Pleasant man found himself facing federal drug charges after responding police allegedly found evidence of cocaine trafficking in his home. Now, he’s accepted a plea deal in the case days before his trial was set to begin.
Andrew P. Lecronier, 28, on Monday, Oct. 31, appeared before U.S. District Magistrate Judge Patricia T. Morris and pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cocaine. The charge is punishable by up to incarceration for one year and a $5,000 fine.
In exchange for his plea, the prosecution agreed to dismiss a 10-year felony count of possessing cocaine with intent to distribute, and to not bring additional charges.
Lecronier’s trial was to begin Wednesday, Nov. 2.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Roy R. Kranz previously said in court police on Dec. 5, 2021, were called to Lecronier’s residence after his fiancée called 911 to report she awoke to him drunkenly standing over her and waving a gun around. Police arrested Lecronier and seized three guns from the home, one of which was an AK-47.
Lecronier was criminally charged in the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court and released on bond, conditions of which prohibited him from using illicit drugs or alcohol, Kranz said.
Just 22 days later on Dec. 27, Lecronier and his 27-year-old fiancée were again together at their residence in the 1800 block of East Broadway Street. Lecronier assaulted her by repeatedly throwing her into a wall and into a closet, Kranz said.
The woman ended up stabbing Lecronier, who suffered wounds to the left-center of his chest, his back, both wrists and hands, and his left shoulder.
The woman called 911 and police son responded to the scene. The woman told them Lecronier had bought $13,000 worth of cocaine the previous day.
Police obtained a search warrant for the house from the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court. On executing the warrant, they found about 128 grams of cocaine divided between five baggies, two scales with white residue, and two rolled up one-dollar bills, an affidavit states.
Lecronier had a blood alcohol level of 0.33 shortly at the time of the incident, Kranz said. In Michigan, a person is legally intoxicated when their blood alcohol level reaches 0.08.
Lecronier’s fiancée was briefly charged with assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do great bodily harm. Prosecutors dismissed the charge as she maintained she stabbed Lecronier in self-defense as he was assaulting her.
Morris is to sentence Lecronier at 10 a.m. on Feb. 13.