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Mon November 28, 2011
Hotel Raid Leads to Meth, I.D. Theft Plea
By Dan Verbeck
Kansas City, MO. – A man who admits he and others made a million dollars from selling methamphetamine in the western Missouri area has given up the fight against those and other charges. The downfall of Brad Webster came in a raid on a Lees Summit hotel.
Webster pleaded guilty today to dealing Mexican made meth funneled by the pound through a Kansas City Kansas smuggler.
The 47 year old Osceola Missourian told U.S. Magistrate John Maughmer he was one of 15 alleged co conspirators in the ring who dealt the drug over four years.
Lees Summit police had gone to a hotel after someone told them drugs were being used in or sold from a room there.
Police say they found drugs and a printer along with many counterfeit drivers licenses and a Versa Check program. 456 blank checks were allegedly there from multiple commercial and personal accounts.
Websters admits using the phony i.d. cards to cash counterfeit checks. Webster now faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to four and a quarter million dollars.