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Niagara man pleads guilty to meth charge

JACOB NELUND

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Niagara, Wis., man accused of sale and possession of methamphetamine pleaded guilty Friday in Dickinson County Circuit Court.

Jacob Nelund, 25, was convicted in two separate files of the delivery or manufacture of methamphetamine, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison; and possession of a controlled substance, a 10-year felony.

Nelund initially pleaded not guilty on March 3 and May 18 to a total of two counts of the delivery or manufacture of methamphetamine and two counts of the possession of a controlled substance in four separate files.

In exchange for Nelund’s guilty plea, Dickinson County Prosecuting Attorney Lisa Richards agreed to dismiss one count of each charge as well as a bond violation.

There also would be no further charges from any pending controlled substance investigation, Richards said.

Additionally, Richards had no objection to Nelund participating in a prison alternative incarceration program, or boot camp, after he served a minimum sentence set by the guideline scoring range.

According to one criminal complaint, Nelund sold a 1/2-gram of methamphetamine to a confidential informant during a controlled transaction Jan. 6 in Iron Mountain.

Another criminal complaint stated when Iron Mountain Police officers stopped Nelund’s pickup truck for defective equipment on Feb. 5 in Iron Mountain, Nelund reportedly reached for a toolbox in the back of the vehicle that was found to contain a vial of methamphetamine.

Sentencing is set for July 7.

Brian Christensen can be reached at 906-774-2772, ext. 229, or bchristensen@ironmountaindailynews.com.

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