Two Iron River meth lab defendants in court

Two of the six defendants arrested in a May Iron River UPSET drug bust continued their cases in Iron County Circuit Court.

Elizabeth Clements, 28, was sentenced for two criminal files.  Clements was sentenced to two years probation for Delivery and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance.  For that charge, she will serve four months in jail with credit for 19 days.

Elizabeth Clements, 28

Elizabeth Clements, 28

Clements was also sentenced to two years probation and two months of jail time for attempting to buy stolen metal scraps.

Both those sentences will be served concurrently, after her previous 60 day felony term is served for writing checks from a closed account.

Michael Walsh, 28, of Iron River had been at large since late July after failing to appear for his pretrial hearing.

Deputies from the Iron County Sheriff’s Department picked up Walsh at Iron River residence on September 20, allowing him to appear at his continued pretrial hearing on Monday.

Michael Walsh, 28

Michael Walsh, 28

The Iron County Prosecutor’s Office handed down a plea offer, which Walsh will be able to consider until his next conference on October 21.  He has a jury trial scheduled for January 22, 2014.

Both Walsh and Clements were arrested on May 22 after the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team recovered more than four grams of heroin, illegal mushrooms, marijuana, illegal prescription drugs, and $1,600 cash at Joseph Baclich’s home in Iron River.