Archive for Friday, July 24, 1992

MERIDEN MAN GUILTY IN DRUG CASE

July 24, 1992

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— Sentencing will be Sept. 15 for a Meriden man found guilty of burglary and drug-related charges stemming from a February raid by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

In an appearance Thursday in Jefferson County District Court, Kelly McPherson, 23, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of charges of felony burglary, felony theft, battery and possession of marijuana, according to a spokeswoman in Jefferson County Atty. Mike Hayes' office.

Charges of aggravated assault, possessing methamphetamine, possessing methamphetamine with intent to sell, possessing drug paraphernalia, possessing marijuana with intent to sell, felony theft and two tax stamp violations, were dismissed.

During the Feb. 11 raid at a rural Meriden residence, authorities confiscated marijuana and methamphetamine and recovered some property stolen during a burlary earlier this year at The Dam Store, north of Perry. The sheriff's office had received tips from a confidential informant and the Shawnee County sheriff's office.

Five other people arrested in the raid also were charged, but cases against them were dismissed in April because of technical problems regarding property entered as evidence.

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