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Sentencing date set for woman accused of selling drugs near school

ANDREA COX

IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain woman accused of selling drugs near a school pleaded guilty Thursday in Dickinson County Circuit Court.

Andrea Cox, 31, admitted to the delivery or manufacture of heroin, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison; the delivery of a controlled substance on school or library property, a felony with a penalty of two to 60 years; and maintaining a drug house, a high court misdemeanor with a two-year penalty.

Cox was charged as a two-time habitual offender and could serve as many as 1 1/2 times the maximum sentence.

In exchange for her guilty plea, Dickinson County Prosecuting Attorney Lisa Richards agreed to dismiss a separate file with additional counts of the delivery or manufacture of heroin and delivery of a controlled substance on school or library property.

Additionally, Richards agreed not to increase the habitual offender notice to a third offense.

According to the criminal complaint, Cox sold three packets of heroin to a confidential informant Jan 28. The transaction took place at her home, 539 feet from Iron Mountain school property.

Sentencing is set for Oct. 7.

Brian Christensen can be reached at 906-774-2772, ext. 29, or bchristensen@ironmountaindailynews.com.

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