PARSONS – (August 9, 2011) – A Labette County Court has sentenced Ted William Rowland, Parsons, to seven years in prison on charges of conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance (methamphetamine), Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.
Rowland, age 50, was sentenced by Judge Robert J. Fleming on August 1 to 84 months in prison and ordered to pay a lab fee of $400 to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Rowland pled no contest to the charges on June 20.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Steven Wilhoft. The Southeast Kansas Drug Enforcement Task Force participated in the surveillance and execution of the search warrant. Also assisting were the Parsons Police Department, the Labette County Sheriff’s Department, the Neosho County Sheriff’s Department and the KBI.