Suspect pleads guilty in Kan. airport drug bust

Medical Marijuana
FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 file photo shows a medical marijuana plant. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) — A second suspect in a marijuana bust at a northeast Kansas airport has pleaded guilty.

Colorado resident Lance Thompson was one of five people arrested in April when a small airplane from Colorado carrying about 42 pounds of marijuana landed at Amelia Earhart Airport in Atchison. Some of the suspects were on the plane, the others in a vehicle waiting to meet it.

KAIR-AM reports ( ) Thompson pleaded guilty Thursday in Atchison County District Court to possessing marijuana with intent to distribute. Other charges were dropped in exchange for the plea.

Another defendant, Daniel Brown, pleaded guilty earlier. The others are still facing court proceedings.

Police put the value of the marijuana at more than $100,000.

Thompson faces sentencing in August.


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