2012 News Releases

Southeast Kansas women each sentenced to 7 years on meth charges

Release Date: Oct 02, 2012
 Amber Bright
 Amber Bright

INDEPENDENCE – (October 2, 2012) – Two Southeast Kansas women were each sentenced today to seven years in prison after pleading in August to methamphetamine charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Amber Dot Bright, 29, Oak Valley, was sentenced to 84 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections after pleading no contest on August 21 to conspiracy to manufacture of a controlled substance. Bright also pleaded guilty earlier this year to a second-degree murder charge in Elk County. Today’s sentence is to run consecutive to the 203-month sentence Bright received in that case. Assistant Attorney General Lee Davidson of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case. The drug charge stemmed from an investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Independence Police Department and Coffeyville Police Department.

 Alecia Smith
 Alecia Smith

Alecia April Smith, 28, Independence, was sentenced to 84 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections. Smith pleaded no contest on August 21 to manufacture of a controlled substance. Assistant Attorney General Amanda Voth of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case. The charge stemmed from an investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Independence Police Department.

District Judge Gary House presided at both sentencings. Montgomery County Attorney Larry Markle assisted with the prosecution of both cases.

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