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IM man faces drug charges

IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man accused of selling methamphetamine near a school pleaded not guilty earlier this week in Dickinson County Circuit Court.

Richard Lafave, 31, is charged in two separate files with a total of two counts of delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison; two counts of delivery of a controlled substance on school or library property, a felony that carries two to 60 years; and maintaining a drug house, a high court misdemeanor with a two-year penalty.

Lafave also is charged as a two-time habitual offender and could serve 1 1/2 times the maximum sentence if convicted.

According to the criminal complaints, Lafave sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant July 12 and 17 in Iron Mountain. The deliveries occurred in a school zone, the complaints state.

A pre-trial conference was set Monday for Jan. 6. Bonds are $20,000 and $25,000 cash or surety.

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