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Dickinson inmate admits to bringing drugs into jail

By LISA M. REED

Staff Writer

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 Monday before Dickinson County Circuit Court Judge Mary B. Barglind. Hupp was represented by attorney Michael Scholke, who filled in for attorney Grant Carlson, both of Iron Mountain,

As part of a plea agreement, a nine-month jail cap and 90 days jail credit is being recommended if Hupp completes a 90-day substance abuse treatment, said Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Brule.

Hupp also faces a retail fraud charge in Dickinson County District Court, and is expected to plead guilty to retail fraud third degree on Feb. 4, Brule said. 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 with several pills, a white powdery substance and suspected marijuana.

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

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

Lisa M. Reed’s e-mail address is lreed@ironmountaindailynews.com.