Charges filed in drug bust
A 41-year-old rural Basehor man faces a variety of drug-related charges, after law enforcement officers discovered what they believe was a methamphetamine lab.
Wade E. Bates was arrested after officers with the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration searched a mobile home, according to sheriff's Major Dave Zoellner.
About 11 p.m. Feb. 6, officers executed a search warrant in the 15900 block of Ripley, just outside Basehor, Zoellner said.
Last year, officers arrested Bates, but charges against him had to be dismissed because prosecutors were awaiting results from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation laboratory, according to Roger Marrs, assistant county attorney.
He faces these charges in connection with the Feb. 6 bust: manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of an ingredient with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; no drug tax stamp and criminal use of a weapon.