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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Sentencing continued until Aug. 13

  • Sentencing has been rescheduled in the case of a Leavenworth man who was convicted last month of several drug charges.
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  • Sentencing has been rescheduled in the case of a Leavenworth man who was convicted last month of several drug charges.
    Benny R. Bush, III, 33, was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court. But, sentencing was continued until Aug. 13 at the request of the defense.
    A jury found Bush guilty 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. He reportedly sold the drugs from his home, which is within 1,000 feet from Earl M. Lawson Elementary School, according to a news release from Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson.
    Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant in May 2012 at Bush's residence. They found a large amount of marijuana, cash, ammunition and several bottles containing prescription medication.

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