A man whose flatulence-filled police interview was memorialized in court documents pleaded guilty Monday to federal gun and drug charges.
Sean A. Sykes Jr., 25, was charged last year in U.S. District Court in Kansas City with possession with intent to sell cocaine, heroin and marijuana, and with being a felon in possession of three firearms, two of which were reported stolen.
On Monday, Sykes pleaded guilty to the drug possession charge and a charge of using a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime.
The charges stem from a September 2017 traffic stop by Kansas City police near 39th Street and Warwick Boulevard.
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Sykes was a passenger in a car where officers found a backpack with the drugs and guns, including a .357 Magnum that had been reported stolen from a car in Independence a few days earlier, according to court documents.
A Kansas City police detective who interviewed Sykes wrote in his report that when he asked Sykes about his address, “Mr. Sykes leaned to one side of his chair and released a loud fart before answering with the address.”
“Mr. Sykes continued to be flatulent and I ended the interview,” the detective wrote.
Sykes will be sentenced at later date, after a pre-sentence report is completed.