The third and final suspect in a federal drug and gun possession case has pleaded guilty to her role in the crimes.
Shannon Pickett, 35, and Dustin Blackston, 25, both pleaded guilty to charges last month Rachel Aguirre pleaded guilty recently to a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a user of controlled substances.
The guns found in the investigation include:
• a Taurus, model PT111 Millennium Pro, 9 millimeter pistol.
• a Harington and Richardson, model 929, .22 caliber revolver
• a Colt, model Police Positive, .38 caliber revolver, and
If convicted, these firearms and related ammunition would all be forfeited in addition to the jail sentences the defendants would face.
Aguirre is set for sentencing at 9 a.m. Jan. 13 in Federal Court in Wichita. The crime carries a penalty of up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
The three were busted due in part to extra patrols from the Augusta Safety Department and the work of a local Neighborhood Watch group.
In December of last year, officers were working a case involving the suspicion of drug sales at a home on Dearborn. The search warrant issued in that case revealed evidence in the more serious federal charges.
Kent Bush can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.