Ironwood woman to spend up to 20 years in prison on meth charges

Kitto, Michelle
Michelle Kitto, 43

An Ironwood woman has been sentenced to 3-20 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple meth charges in Gogebic County Circuit Court.

Tina Rappley, 53, admitted to delivery/manufacture of meth and operating/ maintaining a meth lab during a plea agreement, which nollied nine other felony counts.

Rappley’s co-defendant, Michelle Kitto, 43, also of Ironwood, will spend 12 months in the Gogebic County Jail and two years on probation.  She pled guilty to operating/ maintaining a meth lab in a plea agreement that saw five additional felony counts dropped.

Abramson, Gerald
Gerald Abramson, 52

The pair and a third co-defendant, 52-year-old Ironwood resident Gerald Abramson, will have to pay over $20,000 in restitution to two victims.  Abramson will be sentenced in May.

The trio was arrested by the Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team in May 2013 after a meth lab was discovered at a residence Ironwood.