Monday, July 31, 2017

Jarub Baird pleads guilty to meth conspiracy, money laundering charges

U. S. District Court Judge Greg Kays ordered a pre-sentencing investigation for Jarub Baird, 27, Carthage, who pleaded guilty this morning to meth conspiracy and money laundering charges.

The plea occurred during a 23-minute session. A federal grand jury indicted Baird and 12 others in April 2016. Baird had been scheduled to stand trial in August.

Baird will continue to be held without bond as he awaits sentencing.

Judge Sarah W. Hays ruled against bond after the government presented information on Baird's criminal record, which includes three prior felony convictions for involuntary manslaughter, assault, and distributing marijuana.

The involuntary manslaughter charge came as a result of the December 8, 2006, crash on an icy country road just outside of Carthage in which Hannah Smallwood, 15, was killed.

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