Five of the six defendants arrested in a UPSET Iron River drug bust this past May have been scheduled for sentencing in Iron County Circuit Court.
Joseph Baclich of Iron River made a plea agreement with the prosecutor on July 29, in which he pled guilty to one file containing two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance–Heroin, and three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
In exchange, Baclich’s remaining counts were dismissed. He will be sentenced September 16.
Cami Fittante of Iron River pled guilty to Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance–Heroin of less than 25 grams, and Possession of mMrijuana on July 29. One count of use of a Controlled Substance–Cocaine, was thrown out.
Fittante will be sentenced on September 9.
Amy Marcell of Iron River pled guilty to one count of Delivery of a Controlled Substance Schedule 1, 2, and 3, on August 19. The remaining three counts were thrown out in lieu of her guilty plea.
Marcell will be sentenced on September 30.
Rhonda Nichols of Caspian pled guilty to one file containing two counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance for less than 50 grams.
In exchange for her guilty plea, the prosecutor reduced her habitual offender status from fourth to third offense.
Nichols will be sentenced on September 9.
Elizabeth Clements of Caspian made a plea agreement on August 19 dropping her multiple non–sufficient funds check charges in exchange for full restitution on each fraudulent payment, a guilty plea for attempting to buy and sell scrap metal, and a guilty plea for one count of her eleven charges for Delivery and Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance–Ritalin.
Clements will be sentenced on September 23.
The sixth defendant, Michael Walsh, failed to appear in Iron County Circuit Court for his pretrial hearing on July 29.
Walsh is considered at–large and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
The group was arrested on May 22 after UPSET recovered more than four grams of heroin, along with illegal mushrooms, marijuana, illegal prescription drugs, drug packaging and distribution and $1,600 in cash at Baclich’s home.