(Stillwater) — A rural Cushing man who is accused of manufacturing or attempting to manufacture methamphetamine has been ordered to appear in court on May 4 when he can ask for a preliminary hearing.
    Danny Lee Kelly, 48, could receive as much as a life prison term plus 21 years and $61,000 in fines if convicted of a four-count charge. He remains free on $100,000 bond.
    Kelly was charged with manufacturing or attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, possessing the illegal drug, possessing a firearm after a former felony conviction and possessing drug paraphernalia, all on March 1 at his rural Cushing property.
    Kelly already had four drug convictions from Payne County — three for possessing methamphetamine and one for possessing marjuana, according to court documents. In each case occurring between 1998 and 2005, Kelly received a suspended sentence, court records show.
    Kelly is currently on seven years’ probation for possessing methamphetamine in 2005, court records show.
    His latest arrest came after Payne County Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Fox obtained a search warrant for Kelly’s property on March 1 and allegedly found chemicals used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, according to an affidavit.
    They included muriatic acid, sulfuric acid, hydrogen peroxide, starting fluid, iodine, isopropyl alcohol, red phosphorus, acetone, a lithium battery and 10 pseudoephedrine tablets, an affidavit by Fox alleged.
    The deputy also found a glass container which tested positive for methamphetamine in a locked refrigerator in Kelly’s shop building, an affidavit alleged.
    The deputy found a 380-caliber semi-automatic pistol, which was charged with a magazine having three rounds of ammunition, located on a shelf in the shop, an affidavit alleged.
    The deputy also found glass methamphetamine pipes with burned residue on a table in Kelly’s shop, the affidavit alleged.
    The deputy found a small wooden coffin box containing hypodermic syringes and cotton soaks, in the shop’s bathroom in a drawer, the affidavit alleged.