Delaware Online: Defendant pleads no contest to conspiracy charge

A Leavenworth man has pleaded no contest to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

Brian C. Brice entered the plea Friday in Leavenworth County District Court. He was charged after police found a meth lab during a search in January 2011 at 908 Limit St.

Assistant County Attorney Adam Zentner said Friday, if the case had gone to trial, evidence would have shown that Brice entered into an agreement to obtain supplies for the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Other drug charges against Brice were dismissed Friday as part of a plea agreement.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 5. District Judge Gunnar Sundby said Brice may be able to qualify for probation under state sentencing guidelines. But the defendant would have show that a treatment program would be more effective in reducing the risk of recidivism and would be available in a reasonable period of time.

Others were charged in connection to the meth lab. Randall W. Smith was sentenced in February to 12.5 years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine.

Gregory S. Rosa was convicted in July of possession of methamphetamine. He was sentenced Aug. 10 to 60 days in jail and 18 months of probation.

Maureen K. Evans was sentenced Aug. 22 to 12 months of probation for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Orian R. Heckman pleaded guilty Aug. 22 to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 21.

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