An Arkansas City woman arrested in connection with the largest methamphetamine lab bust in recent Arkansas City history has resigned from her job with the local school district.

Nicole Bass, 38, was employed as an academic coach with USD 470 at Frances Willard Elementary School.

However, after she was arrested in February, she was placed on paid suspension by the district.

Her resignation was approved during the April 25 Board of Education meeting.

Bass still is facing the case filed against her in February.

The criminal complaint filed against her lists four charges, including two for alleged aggravated endangerment of a child.

If found guilty of manufacture of methamphetamine, Bass could be sentenced from 138 to 204 months (or 11 1/2 to 17 years) in prison, a post-release supervision term of 36 months and a fine of up to $500,000.

A charge of possession of precursor products with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance carries a possible sentence of 46 to 83 months in prison, a post-release supervision term of 36 months and a fine of up to $300,000.

Bass faces five to 17 months in prison, a post-release supervision term of 12 months and a fine of up to $100,000 for each of the two child endangerment charges.

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  1. I would hope that she gets the absolute maximum sentence on ALL charges!

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