Man charged after Lockington drug bust enters guilty plea

By Alexandra Newman -

SIDNEY — One of the persons indicted in connection with a large marijuana bust in Lockington in August entered a guilty plea in Shelby County Common Pleas Court this week.

Brett Edwards, 52, of Lockington, was originally charged with one count each of illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, and illegal cultivation of marijuana. He pleaded guilty to the counts of illegal assembly and illegal cultivation, and the state dismissed the other two counts.

The Sidney Daily News reported in August, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents, found the 64 marijuana plants at 10320 Black Fox Trail during a marijuana search of the area by helicopter. Because of the number of plants found, a search warrant for the residence was obtained. Once inside the residence, deputies and agents located a clandestine meth lab, and bulk amounts of methamphetamine.

Each count carries the possibility of a 36 month prison sentence and a $10,000 fine. He could also be sentenced to a discretionary three years of probation.

The other person indicted in connection, Kelly Mossburg, 53, was charged with the same four counts. She is scheduled to have a pre-trial hearing on Jan. 30 at 2 p.m.

By Alexandra Newman

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