Defendant pleads no contest in case involving methamphetamine

YORK – Casey Maddox, 33, whose address is listed as both Ashland and Grand Island in court documents, appeared in York County District Court this past week where he changed his plea in a case involving possession of methamphetamine.

He earlier not guilty to a Class 4 felony, which carries a possible maximum sentence of two years in prison and 12 months of post-release supervision, upon conviction. This week, that charge was amended to attempt of a Class 4 felony, which is a Class 1 misdemeanor, and he pleaded no contest.

The case began when a corporal with the York County Sheriff’s Department stopped Maddox who was riding a motorcycle in the area of Road K, on Highway 34. Court documents indicate there was no visible rear tail light and a traffic stop was initiated.

The affidavit says Maddox smelled of stale beer and he had been wearing a backpack which he laid by the motorcycle after retrieving ownership materials.

A records check indicated Maddox’s license was suspended and he had no insurance.

It was determined he was not impaired and a citation was being written.

A drug dog, however, alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from the backpack.

Inside the backpack, deputies found two grams of methamphetamine.

A review of his criminal history showed DUI, assault, resisting arrest and other traffic-related offenses. It was also found he had multiple non-extraditable warrants out of Texas for a motion to revoke community supervision, DUI, open container offense and possession of marijuana.

He will be sentenced on May 21.

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