Matusewic sentenced on Meth charges
Written by Jesse Baroka on January 13, 2022
BESSEMER – A Hurley man sentenced on meth charges in Gogebic County Court in Bessemer Tuesday. 51-year-old Jesse Raye Matusewic, of Hurley, Wis. was sentenced to serve a minimum 10-to-20-year maximum prison term for the crime of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. The incident stems from an undercover investigation involving confidential informants working in conjunction with G.I.A.N.T. (Gogebic-Iron Area Narcotics Team). On July 13, 2021, during a controlled buy in the City of Ironwood, Matusewic sold 5 bags of methamphetamine totaling 12.6 grams to the informant while under surveillance by G.I.A.N.T. The drugs were immediately turned over to law enforcement. The defendant was subsequently arrested and searched at a motel in Wakefield on July 22 and was found with a baggie of methamphetamine as well as other contraband. Matusewic told law enforcement that he was getting his meth in Duluth, Minn. as well as Weston, Wis. and selling between 1-2 times daily on average. Matusewic was also sentenced for the July 22 possession of meth receiving a 76 month to 120-month prison term to be served concurrently with his other conviction. As part of a plea agreement several other charges were dismissed.