2015 News Releases

Baxter Springs man sentenced to 10 years on meth charge

Release Date: Jan 07, 2015

COLUMBUS – (January 7,2015) – A Baxter Springs man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

 Calvin E. Richards, 55, was sentenced to 120 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Kurtis I. Loy in Cherokee County District Court. Richards pleaded guilty to the crime in August 2014. The crime occurred in February 2014.

 The charge stemmed from an investigation by the Baxter Springs Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Assistant Attorneys General Steve Wilhoft and Lyndzie Carter of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case.

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