Schlitterbahn co-owner charged with drug crimes, hiring prostitute

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A co-owner of Schiltterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas is accused of possessing drugs and hiring a prostitute. 

Jeff Henry is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia, drug possession and knowingly hiring a person selling sexual relations.

Henry was arrested Monday and charged Tuesday. 

Henry is the co-designer of the Verruckt waterslide at Schlitterbahn Waterpark. In 2016, 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was killed riding the slide. Henry has pled not guilty to second-degree murder charges in Caleb's death. 

As part of his bond conditions for the drug charges, Henry was placed on house arrest with a GPS ankle monitor. Prosecutors in the murder trial requested the same bond conditions, but the judge denied the request. 

Henry was released on a $100,000 bond on Monday.

Additionally, he can't use illegal drugs or controlled substances and must submit to testing when the court directs.

He additionally can't have any firearms or contact any of the witnesses or victims in the case against him.

Jeff Henry is scheduled to be back in court Nov. 7 in Johnson County. 

The new charges in Johnson County could be used to revoke Henry's bond in Wyandotte County in the Schlitterbahn case. A bond revocation hearing for Henry is scheduled for Oct. 31.

That case has not yet been scheduled for trial which likely won't begin until next year.

If his bond gets revoked in that case, it would mean Henry would have to stay in jail while the trial is pending.

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