Archive for Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Local man pleads guilty in second drug case

February 20, 2002

A Basehor man pleaded guilty to two drug related charges last week in Leavenworth County District Court.

Wade Bates pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bates had been charged with six drug charges.

The charges stemmed from a search of Bates' home, just outside Basehor, on Feb. 6, 2001.

It was the second search of the Bates residence in a year.

On Feb. 17, 2000, authorities searched Bates' house, after gathering evidence that he was manufacturing methamphetamine.

Bates was arrested but the charges from the search were dropped because lab results could not be obtained in time for trial, prosecutors said.

Those charges were re-filed after the second search.

On Jan. 24, Bates was found guilty of the six drug charges from the first search.

He will be sentenced on March 6.

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