Kingsford woman pleads guilty

IRON MOUNTAIN – A 27-year-old Kingsford woman has pleaded guilty to possessing contraband while incarcerated in the Dickinson County Jail.

Stacey Hupp entered the plea with attorney Michael Scholke who filled in for attorney Grant Carlson, both of Iron Mountain, during Monday’s court before Dickinson County Circuit Court Judge Mary B. Barglind.

Former and part-time Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Brule said as part of the plea agreement in exchange for a guilty plea to the charge, a nine month jail cap and 90 days jail credit if Hupp completes a 90-day substance abuse treatment is being recommended.

She added Hupp also faces a retail fraud charge in Dickinson County District Court, and will plead guilty to retail fraud third degree on Feb. 4. Restitution will be paid to JCPenney in that case.

Hupp said that on Nov. 29, 2012, she brought contraband into the jail.

According to the felony complaint, due to suspicious behavior in the detox cell, Hupp was strip searched. She had concealed a plastic baggie in with several pills, a white powdery substance and suspected marihuana.

She admitted to an investigating officer and in court to bringing sleeping pills and marihuana into the jail.

Judge Barglind set sentencing for Feb. 5 at 9 a.m.

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