Atchison Man Pleads Guilty to Amended Drug Charges

An Atchison man could face several months in prison after pleading guilty to an amended felony drug charge.

Jesse Smith pled guilty today (Monday) in Atchison County Court on a felony marijuana possession charge, as well as a misdemeanor domestic battery count.

A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and felony introduction of contraband into a penal institution was dismissed by the county attorney.

Smith was arrested November 19th by Atchison for striking his ex-girlfriend at a local restaurant.

After being booked into jail, officers discovered marijuana rolled in a paper in a cigarette box.

Since its Smith’s second marijuana conviction, it’s a felony.

He could face 10 to 42 months in prison on the level four drug felony.

Sentencing is scheduled for February 27th and he remains out on 12 thousand 500 dollars bond.

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