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ASU student pleads guilty in drug case

PHOENIX — An Arizona State University student has pleaded guilty for his
role in a drug manufacturing operation near the Tempe campus.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 20-year-old Kevin Kimes pleaded guilty Thursday
to solicitation to commit dangerous drugs for sale and solicitation to possess
chemicals and equipment to manufacture drugs.

His sentencing is scheduled for June 10.

Authorities say a Dec. 4 a traffic stop led to the discovery of the drug
operation at a Tempe apartment.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say 30 pounds of material used in
the manufacture of ecstasy were found along with a pill press that had a motor.

One of the five people arrested pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of
possession of drug paraphernalia and has been sentenced to 18 months of
supervised probation.

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