On August 6, three Ironwood residents were arrested after authorities executed a search warrant at 248 W. Larch Street. During the search, members of the Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team discovered methamphetamine, heroin, analogues, and firearms, according to an article at Upper Michigan’s Source.
The three people arrested include Carly Ann Pestka, 22, Mark Dwayne Overton, 35, and Adam Lee Stone, 33. All of the suspects were arraigned on the charges on August 7 in Gogebic County Court.
The Hurley Police Department, Gogebic County and Iron County Sheriff’s Departments, Ironwood Public Safety Department, and the Lac View Desert Tribal Police comprise the Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team.
Carly Pestka was charged with a single count of possession of heroin. Mark Overton faces several charges, including one count each of maintaining a drug house, possession of analogues, possession of meth, possession of heroin (less than 25 grams), and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Adam Stone faces charges of maintaining a drug house, delivery/manufacture of heroin less than 50 grams, and possession of heroin less than 25 grams.
These charges are extremely serious, and will leave the offenders facing serious consequences if convicted. For example, Carly Pestka may face up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000 for possession of less than 50 grams or heroin, although news reports do not indicate how much of the Schedule I drug she had in her possession.
Manufacturing, distributing, or delivering Schedule I substances including heroin will result in extremely severe penalties for those convicted, including up to 20 years in prison for an offense involving less than 50 grams of heroin. If the amount involved is more, the fines and prison sentences increase substantially. An individual who is found guilty of manufacturing or distributing 1,000 grams or more of heroin may face a maximum of life in prison, and fines of up to $1,000,000.
As you can see, the consequences of a drug crime are serious. If you have been arrested or charged with any offense, regardless of how minor or serious, you must speak with a talented Michigan drug crime attorney who will work to protect your freedom and achieve the best possible outcome.