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Bonner Springs man sentenced in Leavenworth County for explosives, drug possession

December 15, 2014

Leavenworth County District Court last week sentenced a Bonner Springs man to 52 months in prison for the possession of drugs, guns and explosives.

Jacob Rettig, 26, pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone, Criminal Possession of Explosives, Criminal Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and No Drug Tax Stamp prior to his sentencing Friday.

On July 31, the United States Marshal Service served an arrest warrant for an individual at Rettig’s residence. During the service of the warrant, the US Marshals found Rettig had a warrant through Leavenworth County. The Leavenworth Sheriff’s Department was called and executed a search warrant on the residence. Inside of Rettig’s bedroom, officers found a number of different types of pills along with marijuana.

The pills were determined to be Oxycodone, Alprazolam, and Carisoprodol. They also found at least five guns and four homemade improvised explosive devices. Rettig is a convicted felon who was not legally allowed to be in possession of any type of firearm. Officers also found more than $2,700 in cash.

In the room right outside of Rettig’s bedroom, officers found an additional 38 jars of marijuana along with a large bag of marijuana. Officers also discovered scales, boxes of baggies, a food saver with heat seal bags and other paraphernalia items.

Rettig was also sentenced on a second case of Identity Theft, stemming from events on June 9, 2012, when he was pulled over for speeding and attempted to use another person’s identity. He received 18 months with the Department of Corrections, which was ordered to run concurrently to the first case.

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