A Parsons woman was found guilty of forgery, theft and possession of methamphetamine in Labette County District Court on Monday.

Allisa Renee Leal pleaded no contest to those charges as part of an agreement, and the remaining charges were dropped in her case.

Leal was arrested along with Jeremy Eugene Overall in late September following a tip that a wanted person was staying in a room at the Super 8 hotel, 229 Main.

Parsons police officers investigated and arrested the two on outstanding felony warrants from Neosho County.

During the investigation police saw drugs and drug paraphernalia in the hotel room. That discovery prompted officers to contact Mike Powell, who was then the Kansas Combined Anti-Drug Task Force commander, to apply for a search warrant. A search turned up more drugs and paraphernalia along with tools used for distribution. Charges were filed by the Labette County attorney’s office for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and the sale or distribution of opiates.

Forgery and theft charges stemmed from Leal stealing a personal check and trying to cash it for an amount less than $1,500.

Leal could be sentenced up to 77 months on all three charges, but in accordance with the plea agreement, and based on her minimal criminal history, probation is recommended.

Leal will be sentenced on Feb. 11.

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