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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Drug case results in conviction

  • A Leavenworth man was found guilty Friday of distribution of hydrocodone and marijuana as well as other drugs charges, the Leavenworth County Attorney said in a news release.
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  • A Leavenworth man was found guilty Friday of distribution of hydrocodone and marijuana as well as other drugs charges, the Leavenworth County Attorney said in a news release.
    Benny R. Bush III, 33, was found guilty in Leavenworth County District Court of one count of distribution of hydrocodone within 1,000 feet of a school, two counts of distribution of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school and one count of possessing marijuana without having the proper Kansas drug tax stamp affixed to it.
    In May 2012, the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office used a confidential informant to make multiple drug purchases from Bush. Bush reportedly sold the drugs from his home, which is within 1,000 feet from Earl M. Lawson Elementary School, according to the release.
    Law enforcement offices executed a search warrant May 24, 2012, at Bush's residence. They found a large amount of marijuana, cash, ammunition and several bottles containing prescription medication.
    Bush's trial began Thursday and concluded Friday afternoon with a guilty verdict on all counts, according to the release.
    Officers from the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation testified for the prosecution during the trial as well as the confidential informant.
    The case was prosecuted by Assistant County Attorney Christopher Scott. Bush was represented by defense attorney Amy Ahrens.
    Sentencing is scheduled for July 30. It's not clear what type of sentence Bush may be facing.

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