IM drug suspect pleads not guilty

Paige Foreman

IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain woman accused of selling methamphetamine to a confidential informant twice in May pleaded not guilty to her charges Tuesday.

Paige Lynd Foreman, 25, will return to Dickinson County Circuit Court for a pre-trial conference Sept. 18 on two counts of delivery or manufacture of methamphetamine, a 20-year felony, and a habitual offender-fourth status, which increases the maximum penalty to life.

Foreman reportedly sold the drugs to a KIND Drug Team informant for $200 on May 3 and for $180 on May 9 in the Iron Mountain-Kingsford area, according to the criminal complaint.

Foreman also faces drug charges in Wisconsin in an unrelated case.

She will return to Florence County Court for an initial appearance and preliminary examination Sept. 25 on possession of cocaine-second or subsequent offense, a 3.5-year felony, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

In that case, Foreman and another woman reportedly were found smoking crack cocaine when police conducted a drug bust Feb. 9 at a C&R Cabins apartment in Aurora, Wis.

A search of the apartment turned up a straw with powder residue, spoons with brownish residue, several pipes of the type used to smoke crack cocaine, copper mesh screens, suspected packaged marijuana, measuring scales, plastic bags, and used and fresh needles, the complaint states.

Field tests showed positive results for heroin on the straw and spoons, cocaine on the pipe, and tetrahydrocannibinols in the suspected marijuana, according to the complaint.

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