BEATRICE – A Wymore man awaiting trial and currently serving a state prison term, has reached a plea deal in a separate case.
52-year-old Dusty Mayhew Monday pleaded no contest to a felony charge of possessing methamphetamine. Two other charges were dismissed, including possession of drug paraphernalia and an allegation of being a habitual criminal.
Deputy Gage County Attorney Justin Huber says a search of Mayhew’s Wymore home last April, turned up the illegal drug. Investigators had been given information by a co-defendant that drugs were commonly placed in high places in the home. Seized were silver spoons with white residue from the top of cabinets, along with syringes suspected of being used to inject meth.
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Huber said while incarcerated, Mayhew also admitted to a U.S. probation officer that he had used meth.
Defense Attorney Lee Timan says Mayhew remains in custody for a sex offender registry violation. In September, Mayhew was given a two-year prison term for that conviction and a concurrent 18 months for driving on a suspended license.
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Post-release supervision will follow. Mayhew is scheduled to go on trial, December 13th, on a charge of burglary. That relates to a break-in at a home near Holmesville, December 4th of last year.
On the drug conviction, Gage County District Judge Rick Schreiner scheduled sentencing for January 3rd.
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Mayhew had been in custody since January on the burglary charge, prior to being sentenced to state prison for the sex offender and driving violations.