The 33-year-old Wichita man facing drug charges was back in court Wednesday for the formal reading of the criminal complaint against him.
Dominic Vargas is now formally charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of hallucinogenic drug mushrooms and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Reno County Drug Unit served a search warrant at a motel room at the Budget Inn at 15 West 4th, as well as for his vehicle. They allegedly found a digital scale with meth pieces on it. In the vehicle, they allegedly found a zip-lock bag of mushrooms and Vargas allegedly had a sandwich bag of marijuana in his front pocket and a large amount of cash on him.
Vargas is well known to local law enforcement with convictions for drugs, obstruction, and misdemeanor convictions for battery of law enforcement officers. All of the convictions occurring back in March, June and November of 2009. He did serve time for those crimes and was paroled on July 17, of this year.
Bond in his current case set at $12,500.00, the case will now move to a future waiver-status docket.