Ellis County Drug Sweep Plea

HAYS, Kan. (AP) Three of four people arrested in a September drug bust in Ellis County that netted 2.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine have accepted plea deals.

Rick Grecian, 39, of Hays on Wednesday agreed to enter an Alford plea to three counts of felony distribution of methamphetamine and one count of possession of methamphetamine. The deal calls for Grecian to be sentenced to a total of nearly six years in prison without parole.

The Hays Daily News reports two other people also have reached plea deals.  Ricky L. McBee, 39, has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison and Nathaniel Ward, 25, is awaiting sentencing for drug-related charges.

The case against Karen R. Knoll, 46, of Ellis is pending.