MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — The boyfriend of missing Norton Shores woman Jessica Heeringa has admitted to three felony drug charges.
Dakotah Quail-Dyer pleaded guilty Friday to one count of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, all as a second-time habitual offender, according to Muskegon County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Tim Maat.
Quail-Dyer was arrested on the charges in June. Authorities say he sold marijuana to an undercover officer on March 5, May 5 and May 29.
Jessica Heeringa, the mother of Quail-Dyer’s 4-year-old son, was abducted in April 2013 from the Norton Shores gas station where she worked.
Quail-Dyer has been fighting to keep custody of his son Zevyn. In court records, he said he has kept his son from Heeringa’s family, in part, because they have falsely accused him of abuse and neglect and threatened to take the boy away.
The status of that case was not immediately available Tuesday evening.
Quail-Dyer is scheduled to be sentenced for the drug crimes in September.