Ishpeming Township man sentenced in federal court for meth charges

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - An Ishpeming Township man charged in federal court for drug charges was sentenced last week.

Kelly Charles Lawson, 33, received 72 months imprisonment with four years of supervised release. He's to pay fines and costs too.

He was charged with possession with intent to distribute of 50 grams or more of meth.

On July 10th, detectives assigned to the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) conducted a joint investigation, leading to the execution of two search warrants in Marquette County.

The first search warrant occurred at a residence in Sands Township and the second residence was located in Ishpeming Township. During the search warrants detectives seized approximately eight ounces of crystal meth, and twenty grams of heroin as well as other illicit drugs.

The street value of the drugs seized is estimated to be over $25,000.

Lawson was arrested in Sands Township without incident.

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