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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Guilty verdict in drug trial

  • A Leavenworth man has been convicted of possession of cocaine with intent to sell for drugs found during a traffic stop last year, according to a prosecution official.
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  • A Leavenworth man has been convicted of possession of cocaine with intent to sell for drugs found during a traffic stop last year, according to a prosecution official.
    A jury found Eric Dangerfield, 38, guilty Tuesday of the drug charge and driving with a suspended license. The two-day trial began Monday in Leavenworth County District Court, according to County Attorney Todd Thompson.
    Dangerfield was stopped on a moped Sept. 2 in the area of Columbia Avenue and Michigan Street. The officer noticed that the driver was not wearing proper eye wear.
    Prior to the stop, other Leavenworth police officers had seen the moped driver conducting suspicious behavior they believed resembled a person distributing drugs.
    During the traffic stop, an officer searched Dangerfield and located a bag that contained four individually wrapped baggies each containing an off-white rock-like substance. Dangerfield also had more than $2,800 in his possession. The packaging and large amount of money were believed to be consistent with distribution. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation tested the substance and determined it was cocaine, according to Thompson.
    Jurors deliberated less than two hours before reaching their verdict.
    Sentencing is scheduled for April 19.

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