Archive for Thursday, June 1, 2006

Leavenworth residents face federal charges

June 1, 2006

A federal grand jury has indicted four Leavenworth residents, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Jay D. Carter, 29, and Vernon M. Bronson, 26, both of Leavenworth, face federal charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine and other counts. The crimes are alleged to have occurred during March, May and June 2005 in Leavenworth.

The charges against Carter include: one count of conspiracy, two counts of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, one count of maintaining a residence at 726 Pottawatomie, Apartment A, in Leavenworth for the purpose of distributing crack cocaine, one count of carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, two counts of unlawfully possessing a firearm after a felony conviction, and one count of unlawfully possessing Point Blank body armor after a felony conviction.

The charges against Bronson include: conspiracy, one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, one count of maintaining a residence at 726 Pottawatomie, Apartment A, in Leavenworth, for the purpose of distributing crack cocaine, and one count of carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

In another case, Sean J. Cecil, 29, Leavenworth, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, one count of carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and one count of possessing a firearm while unlawfully using controlled substances. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Feb. 6 in Leavenworth County.

And in a third case, James A. McKeighan, 37, Leavenworth, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, one count of unlawful possession of firearms after a felony conviction and one count of unlawfully possessing a 12 gauge S/S Inc. "streetsweeper" shotgun. The crimes are alleged to have occurred April 19 in Kansas City, Kan.

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