Meth lab lands Ironwood man in prison for up to 20 years

An Ironwood man will spend between 2 to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a meth charge.

Gerald Abramson, 53, was sentenced Thursday in Gogebic County Circuit Court. He pled guilty to one count of operating or maintaining a meth lab in January. Abramson was credited with 9 days served. He and his two co-defendants are ordered to pay over $21,000 in restitution to the two victims in the case.

Abramson, Tina Rappley, 54, and Michelle Kitto,44, were arrested by the Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team in May 2013 after a meth lab was found at a residence in Ironwood. Rappley and Kitto were already sentenced; Rappley is spending the next 3-20 years in prison, while Kitto will spend one year in jail and two years on probation.