A Leavenworth man pleaded no contest Friday to drug distribution charges, according to a news release from the Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office.
Michael D. Roberts, 37, pleaded to distributing methamphetamine and distributing marijuana as well as possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.
In October, Roberts reportedly sold methamphetamine and marijuana to a confidential informant. Later that same month, detectives from the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant for Roberts’ residence. Officers located bags of methamphetamine that amounted to between 3.5 grams and 100 grams. They also found more than 50 grams of marijuana, multiple pills prescribed to individuals not in the home, cash, scales, pipes and an open bag of syringes, according to the release.
While in custody, Roberts asked to speak to detectives. After being informed of his Miranda rights and subsequently waiving those rights, he confessed to the ownership of the methamphetamine and marijuana and informed officers how long he had been selling each.
He’s scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 22. Based on his criminal history, he could face a prison sentence of between 130 and 144 months, according to the County Attorney’s Office.