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White Pine man pleads to federal drug charge

GRAND RAPIDS — A plea agreement has been reached in the case of a White Pine man facing federal drug charges.

Jesse James Monville, 46, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in federal court in Grand Rapids Sept. 22 as part of an agreement that will have five other charges dismissed at his sentencing.

Monville was arrested during a traffic stop in Wakefield on Dec. 17, 2019, at the end of a Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team investigation that began in August of that year, which included several controlled buys where Monville sold meth and coc...