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PLATTSMOUTH – Two people entered guilty pleas to drug charges Monday morning during appearances in Cass County District Court.

Pleasant Hill, Mo., resident Garry E. Ward, 29, appeared in the day’s first case. He pled guilty to one Class I misdemeanor charge of attempted possession of controlled substance-tetrahydrocannabinols. He also pled guilty to a second Class I misdemeanor count of carrying concealed weapon violation-first offense.

The state agreed to reduce the drug charge from the original felony level if Ward completed a treatment program. Deputy County Attorney Richard Fedde confirmed to the court that Ward had completed the required treatment process.

Fedde said a Cass County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped Ward’s car at the intersection of Main Street and 7th Street in Plattsmouth at 6:17 p.m. March 21. The deputy noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle and obtained permission to search it.

Fedde said the deputy found a loaded gun in the car and located a container that held a brown waxy substance. State crime lab officials later confirmed the substance was tetrahydrocannabinols.

Ward remains free on bond. A sentencing hearing will take place April 8.

Omaha resident Mikylah R. Seely, 19, appeared in the day’s second case. She pled guilty to a Class I misdemeanor charge of attempted possession of controlled substance-cocaine. The plea bargain contained no sentencing recommendations.

Fedde told the court a CCSO deputy stopped a car for speeding at 1:17 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 50 and ‘A’ Street in southern Cass County. Seely was a passenger in the car.

The deputy detected the odor of marijuana and obtained permission to search the vehicle. The deputy discovered an orange-and-black bag that held a small container with a white substance. The substance later tested positive for cocaine. Fedde said United States currency was also rolled into a tube shape in the bag.

Seely remains free on bond. A sentencing hearing will take place April 8.

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