MARQUETTE — Sentences were handed down in two separate Ishpeming meth cases Friday morning.
Aimee Fraley, 27, was sentenced to nine months in jail and one year and six months of probation. Fraley pleaded guilty to third-degree meth possession as part of a plea agreement in late January.
Substance abuse assessment and treatment were among the terms and conditions of that agreement.
“I think that this sentence is appropriate, but I also think it’s an opportunity for you to use these services to see if you can turn this around, because if you don’t, you’ll be back in court or worse,” said Marquette County Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Mazzuchi. “We’ve seen serious physical consequences of injury and death from use of these kind of substances.”
She and co-defendant Steven Greenleaf were arrested after the discovery of an active meth lab in an apartment complex on Maurice Street in Ishpeming. Greenleaf will be sentenced March 13th. Julianne Bradbury, 32, who was also arrested in connection to that lab, pleaded guilty Friday to delivery of a schedule 4 drug and will be sentenced March 27th.
Also sentenced Friday was 37-year-old Jesondra Pennala. She will spend 46 days in jail and two years on probation. Pennala pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of possession of meth.
She was arrested along with John Heribacka, 40, after a meth bust on Oak Street in October. Heribacka is heading to trial at the end of March.