2012 News Releases

Independence man sentenced to 7 years on meth charge

Release Date: Aug 16, 2012

INDEPENDENCE – (August 16, 2012) – An Independence man was sentenced today to 7 years in prison after pleading guilty in November 2011 to a methamphetamine charge, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

John Wayne Taylor Sr., 44, was sentenced to 84 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Roger Gossard in Montgomery County District Court. Taylor pleaded guilty on November 29, 2011, to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

Assistant Attorneys General Amanda Voth and Brian Duncan of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case. The charge stemmed from an investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Coffeyville Police Department. Montgomery County Attorney Larry Markle assisted with the prosecution.

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