Ricky Lee Maples has entered a guilty plea in regards to methamphetamine charges in a January 14th drug bust in Harvey. Maples’s trial was set to begin on Tuesday but was cancelled after he entered a plea of guilty. A presentencing investigation has been ordered and a sentencing is set for April 30th at 9:30am. Maples has been charged with ongoing criminal conduct, conspiracy to manufacture a schedule II controlled substance, possession of a precursor to manufacture methamphetamine, child endangerment, pharmaceutical sales restriction and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Steven Pickering of Knoxville and Christina Louise Thomas of Harvey were also involved in the methamphetamine bust.