2013 News Releases

Sumner County man found guilty of drug, gun charges

Release Date: Feb 08, 2013

John McConnellWELLINGTON – (February 8, 2013) – A Sumner County man was found guilty of drug and gun charges today, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

John David McConnell, 51, of South Haven, was found guilty by a Sumner County jury of manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug precursors, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana without a drug tax stamp and criminal possession of a firearm.

Judge R. Scott McQuinn presided over the trial and scheduled sentencing for February 28 at 9 a.m.

The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, Cowley County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Kay County, Okla., Sheriff’s Office. Assistant Attorney General Greg Benefiel of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case.

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