United States District Court, W.D. Missouri, Western Division
October 2, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
RICK SCHOEN, Defendant.
GARY A. FENNER, District Judge.
On August 26, 2014, defendant entered a plea of guilty to the charge of conspiracy to distribute 100 kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana, a lesser included offense of Count One of the Second Superseding Indictment before Chief United States Magistrate Judge Sarah W. Hays. On September 10, 2014, Judge Hays issued her Report and Recommendation (Doc. #485).
Upon careful and independent review, this Court finds that defendant's plea was knowledgeable and voluntary and that the offense charged is supported by an independent basis in fact containing each of the essential elements of such offense. Accordingly, this Court hereby adopts and incorporates as its own Opinion and Order the Report and Recommendation of Chief United States Magistrate Judge Sarah W. Hays.
Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that defendant's plea of guilty is accepted and defendant is adjudged guilty. The parties will be advised of the date of the sentencing hearing.