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Ironwood man gets 15 years in prison for drug charges


February 14, 2018

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

Jeffrey Elton Schmiege, left, sits in court with his attorney, Antonio Ruiz, Tuesday during his sentencing hearing. Gogebic County Circuit Judge Michael Pope sentenced Schmiege to between 15 and 30 years in prison on drug charges.


BESSEMER - An Ironwood man was sentenced to between 15 and 30 years in prison on drug charges in Gogebic County Circuit Court Tuesday, in recognition of what Judge Michael Pope said was his leading role in bringing methamphetamine to the Gogebic Range.

"From that record it is very apparent to this court that the only way to deal with Mr. Schmiege is to incarcerate him for the protection of society," Pope said, referring to Jeffrey Elton Schmiege's past criminal record of nine felonies and six misdemeanors prior to the charges he was sentenced o...

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