Man arraigned on drug charges


CRYSTAL FALLS — An Iron River man was arraigned Tuesday in Iron County Trial Court on methamphetamine and heroin charges after an Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team bust last week.

Sheldon Shawn-Douglas Cava, 36, faces two counts of delivery of methamphetamine, a 20-year-felony; possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, a 20-year felony; delivery of heroin, a 20-year felony; possession of methamphetamine, a 10-year felony; and possession of heroin, a four-year felony.

Dickinson County District Court Judge Julie LaCost, who was sitting in for Judge C. Joseph Schwedler, appointed defense attorney Michael Scholke to represent Cava at an Oct. 9 probable cause conference and an Oct. 16 preliminary examination.

Cava remains in custody at the Iron County Jail.

Cava was arrested Sept. 18 after a several-month-long investigation into meth and heroin sales in the Iron River area, according to an UPSET news release.

During a search at a Bates Township location, UPSET detectives seized crystal meth, a suspected drug cutting agent, digital scales, suspected steroids and suspected prescription pills, the release states.