Suspect Pleads Guilty In Kansas Airport Drug Bust

By: AP (posted by Sarah Plake)
By: AP (posted by Sarah Plake)

ATCHISON, Kansas (AP) -- A second suspect in a marijuana bust at a northeast Kansas airport has pleaded guilty.

Colorado resident Lance Thompson was one of five people arrested in April when a small airplane from Colorado carrying about 42 pounds of marijuana landed at Amelia Earhart Airport in Atchison. Some of the suspects were on the plane, the others in a vehicle waiting to meet it.

Thompson pleaded guilty Thursday in Atchison County District Court to possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute. Other charges were dropped in exchange for the plea.

Another defendant, Daniel Brown, pleaded guilty earlier. The others are still facing court proceedings.

Police put the valiue of the marijuana at more than $100,000.

Thomposn faces sentencing in August.


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