Not guilty plea entered to methamphetamine charge

KAZ MAURO

IRON MOUNTAIN — A woman accused of intending to deliver methamphetamine pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Dickinson County Circuit Court.

Kaz Mauro, no address listed, is charged with the delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Mauro, 32, filed a waiver of arraignment, so was not required to appear in person. The plea was entered on her behalf by Dickinson County Circuit Judge Mary Barglind.

According to the criminal complaint, Iron Mountain police officers June 10 stopped a vehicle occupied by Mauro, based on information from the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team after a two-week investigation.

Authorities reportedly found five small bags of suspected methamphetamine packaged for sale in Mauro’s purse. A field test confirmed the substance as methamphetamine, the complaint states.

Mauro is jailed in the Dickinson County Jail. Bond is set at $10,000.

A pre-trial conference is set for July 22.

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