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Kingsford man pleads guilty to drug, weapons charges

SHANE SIEGLER

IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford man accused of drug and weapon charges pleaded guilty May 3 in Dickinson County Circuit Court.

Shane Siegler, 27, was convicted of possession of the controlled substance methamphetamine, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison; carrying a concealed weapon, a five-year felony; and operating while license suspended, revoked or denied, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail.

Siegler was convicted as a two-time habitual offender and could be sentenced to as many as 15 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint, a Kingsford Public Safety officer saw Siegler driving on March 27 and knew Siegler did not have a license.

When stopped, Siegler admitted to having methamphetamine and a handgun in the center console of the vehicle.

Siegler initially was charged with felony firearm, a two-year penalty, but Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Kristin Kass dismissed the charge in exchange for Siegler’s guilty plea.

Additionally, Kass agreed to recommend Siegler serve a county jail sentence and that she would not object to up to 30 days of credit for inpatient treatment.

Siegler was on probation at the time of the incident and agreed to plead guilty to eight violations in a separate file. Kass agreed to recommend he serve a concurrent county jail sentence in that file. Siegler could be sentenced to as many as 10 years in prison.

Sentencing is set for July 2.

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