10/01/2012

Two Suspects Headed for Prison in Meth Manufacturing Case
 

  Mickey W. Bunce          Michael Barton


On Monday, October 1, 2012, Mickey W. Bunce, age 44, pled  guilty for his role in a methamphetamine manufacturing operation that was seized from 711 W. Main in Weir, Kansas, on April 15, 2011.  The manufacturing operation was exposed when a search warrant was executed as part of an on-going investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. 

Bunce agreed to a sentence of 206 months (just over 17 years) on charges of Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Possession of Pseudoephedrine with Intent to Manufacture, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

Also involved with Bunce in the illegal drug operation was co-defendant, 36 year-old Michael Barton.   Barton recently pled guilty to the charge of Manufacture of Methamphetamine, and has agreed to serve an 84 month (7 year) prison sentence.

A third suspect facing charges in the case is Angela Jameson.  She is accused of Aiding and Abetting the Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Possession of Pseudoephedrine with Intent to Manufacture, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and two counts of Aggravated Endangering a Child.

Jameson is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

The Kansas Attorney General’s Office prosecuted these cases and any additional information pertaining to the arrests or charges can be directed to them.

 

 

 

Sheriff David Groves

 

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office

 

915 East Country Road

 

Columbus, KS 66725

 

620-429-3992

 

 

 

Special Agent in Charge William Smith

 

Kansas Bureau of Investigation

 

Special Operations Division-Kansas City Region

 

 

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