Ex-professor pleads no contest to selling marijuana edible

September 01, 2018 - 9:31 am

A former Fort Hays State University assistant professor has pleaded no contest to a charge involving marijuana edibles.

Bryan Bennett, who taught political science, was placed on 18 months of probation Thursday for possession with intent to distribute a hallucinogenic drug. Three other felony drug charges were dropped as part of the plea deal.

The Salina Journal reports Bennett was arrested Dec. 6.

According to a court affidavit, Hays police were contacted by an informant who said Bennett had offered her edible marijuana. The informant later met Bennett on the Fort Hays campus and gave her marijuana edibles. Prosecutors said officers later found marijuana in Bennett's home.

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