CF man in court on meth charges


CRYSTAL FALLS — A Crystal Falls man opted Tuesday to waive his preliminary examination on methamphetamine charges and be bound over to the circuit court level.

Jesse Ray Hamilton, 37, will return to Iron County Trial Court for an arraignment Oct. 1 on charges of delivery or manufacture of meth, a 20-year felony; possession of meth, a 10-year felony; maintaining a drug house, a two-year high court misdemeanor; and a habitual offender-fourth status, which increases the maximum penalty to life on the felonies and 15 years on the high court misdemeanor.

He is free on bond.

Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team detectives Aug. 8 seized more than 40 grams of crystal meth and evidence of drug distribution from Hamilton’s Oswald Street home, according to an UPSET news release. The crystal meth had an estimated street value of $10,000, the release states.