A Kansas City man was bound over for trial and entered a not guilty plea on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Chandler S. Grewing, 18, waived a preliminary hearing on Feb. 6 and appeared in court on March 15 and pleaded not guilty on the charge that stemmed from an incident on Nov. 24 in Platte County.
He returns to court on May 10 on this charge, one of three appearances upcoming for the teenager.
On April 17, he appeared in Platte County on an unrelated charge, this one a 2017 arrest for possession of marijuana and on June 1 has a hearing levied by the State of Missouri for loss of his license pursuant to criminal activity forfeiture — tied to the possession of a controlled substance charge.
According to court documents, a Platte County Sheriff’s deputy responded to an assault charge at 6070 N. Forest Drive. The victim said he got into a friend’s car with intention to buy marijuana, set to pay $35 for 3.5 grams. After he completed the transaction, he was struck several times in the face by Grewing, who attempted to gouge his eyes out with his thumbs.
The victim dropped the marijuana and his cell phone and exited the car. Grewing was located through Snapcat on NW 85th Terrace, north of NW Barry Road. Grewing was located in the passenger seat and grey metal container with 60.5 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, a grinder and several plastic bags were located in a backpack.
Grewing admitted to punching the victim and there were blood stains on the seat, but no cell phone was located. Grewing denied selling marijuana to the victim, saying the drive did, but admitted the marijuana in the container and drug paraphernalia in the backpack was his.