GOGEBIC COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - A man arrested after a drug bust in Ironwood has been sentenced to prison in Gogebic County Circuit Court. 47-year-old Jeffery Elton Schmiege was sentenced on three counts he pleaded guilty to. He received 15-30 years for count 1 of Delivery/Manufacture of Meth. He received 15-30 years for count 2 of Delivery/Manufacture of Meth, and he received 2-3 years for Count 6 of Maintaining a Drug House. Schmiege was arrested after a search warrant was executed at his residence in Ironwood. The Gogebic Iron Area Narcotics Team seized more than a half pound of crystal meth, marijuana, prescription medication along with a firearm and ammunition. Seven people were arrested after a three month investigation. Schmiege was originally charged with six counts of Delivery/Manufacture of Meth, Conspiracy to Deliver Meth, Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, and Maintaining a Drug House.
I like the thinking. It was worth a shot. Might as well wear a D.A.R.E. shirt while you’re selling meth. Because there’s a 1% chance the cops catch him and are like, “Well this guy clearly isn’t a drug dealer. He’s a fine supporter of D.A.R.E.!” It obviously didn’t work at all but, again, worth a shot. Or maybe it wasn’t that calculated. Maybe it was laundry day and the D.A.R.E. shirt was from a time in his life when he really was against drugs. That’s possible. People change. Well, people usually just get worse. That’s essentially the entire plot to Breaking Bad. Everybody is against drugs until they see just how much money can be made in the drug selling business. Remember the scene in Bad Boys 2 (super underrated movie, by the way) where they have so much money that they find rats chewing holes in some of the money they forgot about? That was almost enough to get me into the drug selling business. Same with every scene from Blow. What I’m trying to say is that laundry day can come back to bite you in the ass when you’re getting arrested for selling meth.