Man caught with meth on motorcycle sentenced to probation

YORK – Casey Maddox, 33, of Grand Island, has been sentenced to two years of probation in a case involving his being caught with methamphetamine while on a motorcycle in York.

He initially pleaded 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. Later, 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 was also sentenced to 90 days in jail which are to be served in three 30-day stints in the future, which can be waived if he is found to be in compliance with the terms of his probation.

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