Driver pleads guilty in Sam's Club wreck

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A motorist charged with a vehicle wreck that damaged Sam's Club in March pleaded guilty on Thursday to two felony charges of methamphetamine possession.

Jacob Orlando Eugene Bosch, 19, will be sentenced in Shawnee County District Court on June 18 on the two convictions. The sentences are presumptive probations.

Of the two meth possession convictions, one was tied to a case unrelated to the Sam's Club incident.

On March 18 about 7 p.m., emergency crews responded to a fire on the northwest corner of Sam's Club, 1401 S.W. Wanamaker Road. Black smoke towered over a burning transformer outside the store.

Sam's Club was evacuated due to the fire, and the driver's vehicle was destroyed in the fire.

Bosch will be sentenced on June 18 by District Court Judge David Debenham.

As part of the pleas by Bosch, three misdemeanor counts of drug paraphernalia possession, duty of a driver to report an accident, and reckless driving were dismissed in the Sam's Club fire case.

In the second case, misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana, improper driving and drug paraphernalia possession also were dismissed.