The effort to consolidate the drug cases against an Emporia man will have to wait until next year for resolution.
Wes Gohring, age 42 of 1101 Union, faces 20 counts total as part of two separate methamphetamine production cases in Lyon County District Court.
Prosecutors submitted a motion to join the cases about two months ago, but the case was continued so new defense attorney Julia Spainhour can get familiar with the case.
A hearing will now be held Feb. 4. All motions in both cases will be heard on that date.
The new hearing is after Gohring's potential trial dates in January, so Judge Lee Fowler has reset both cases for trial starting March 10.
Gohring was arrested in mid-August along with Michelle Hernandez-Correa and Dave Wasylk. Hernandez-Correa has a status hearing in late January with trial dates pending on meth distribution charges. Wasylk has trial in early March on aiding and abetting charges.