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COLUMBUS — A Columbus teen faces a long prison sentence if convicted of selling methamphetamine and marijuana to a confidential police informant equipped with a digital recording device.

Blaine Hake, 18, is charged with delivering meth and marijuana to the undercover informant during drug deals on Aug. 23 at a residence in the 2900 block of 21st Street.

The meth delivery charge is a Class II felony, punishable by up to 50 years in prison, while the marijuana charge is a Class 2A felony that carries a maximum penalty of up to 20 years imprisonment.

Platte County Court Judge Patrick McDermott set Hake’s bond at $25,000, 10 percent allowed for release. Hake appeared in court Monday via video link from the county jail.

McDermott scheduled Hake for an Oct. 26 hearing on the charges.

A Columbus Police investigation began in August with a report that the defendant was a drug source for the undercover informant, Investigator Jeremy Zywiec wrote in his probable cause arrest statement.

The investigator reported that a drug transaction was arranged in which the informant met with Hake at the defendant’s residence, where they waited for a go-between to bring the drugs.

Zywiec wrote that he then met with the informant at another location and was given a baggie with marijuana and a baggie with a crystal substance and two glass pipes with burned residue inside.

The crystal substance and residue inside the pipes were field tested and showed a positive result for meth, the investigator wrote.



Jim Osborn is a news reporter at The Columbus Telegram.

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