Robert J. Jefferson III pleas guity to several drug related offenses

Local Leavenworth man entered a guilty plea to eight felonies in front of the Leavenworth County District Court on Friday, January 31, 2014. Robert J. Jefferson III pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone within 1000 Feet of a School, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana within 1000 Feet of a School, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine within 1000 Feet of a School, Aggravated Endangering a Child, and No Drug Tax Stamp from an incident going back to May 15, 2013. In addition, Jefferson pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Use of a Communication Facility for Drug Transaction and No Drug Tax Stamp from an incident on November 22, 2013.

On May 15, 2013 the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office, led by Detective Mark Doud executed a search warrant at the residence of Robert Jefferson III. When the search warrant was executed, officers found a drug dealers haven. Over 5,000 grams of Marijuana was found in the residence along with Methamphetamine, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, other miscellaneous pills, and almost $14,000 of cash. All of which was within 1000 feet of Nettie Hartnett Elementary School. Multiple scales, boxes of baggies, and a food saver vacuum sealing system were also taken among other paraphernalia items. Jefferson’s girlfriends’ three year old son was living in the residence.

Jefferson made bond on the case. On November 22, 2013, another search warrant was executed on the residence of Jefferson and his girlfriend. Again, the warrant was executed by the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office, led by Detective Mark Doud. This time the main weight of drug found was Methamphetamine. The Methamphetamine was found in a toy police car. Again, scales, baggies and a food saver vacuum sealing system were taken among other paraphernalia items.

Jefferson is to be sentenced on the matters March 7, 2014 in front of the Honorable Judge Gunnar Sundby. The State is represented by Joan Lowdon. Joel Rook represents the defendant.

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