(Stillwater) — A rural Cushing man was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges of manufacturing or attempting to manufacture methamphetamine on his property in the 16000 block of E. 56th Street.
    Danny Lee Kelly, 48, remains free on $100,000 bond pending his arraignment in trial court on Aug. 28 before Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler.
    At a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Special District Judge Phillip Corley dismissed one count of possessing the illegal drug, court records show.
    Kelly could receive as much as a life prison term plus 11 years and $51,000 in fines if convicted of the remaining three counts — manufacturing or attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, possessing a firearm after a former felony conviction and possessing drug paraphernalia, court records show.
    Kelly already had four drug convictions from Payne County — three for possessing methamphetamine and one for possessing marijuana, court records show. In each case occurring between 1998 and 2005, Kelly received a suspended sentence, court records show.
    He 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 found a .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol, which was charged with a magazine having three rounds of ammunition, located on a shelf in Kelly’s shop building, 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.

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