2013 News Releases

Independence man sentenced to 13 years on meth charges

Release Date: Jul 29, 2013

PARSONS – (July 29, 2013) – An Independence man was sentenced today to 13 years in prison on various methamphetamine and other drug charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Ozell Pouncil, Jr., 50, was sentenced to 156 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Robert J. Fleming in Labette County District Court. Pouncil was found guilty in May on charges of attempted manufacture of methamphetamine, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and five counts of possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia.

The charges stemmed from a 2011 investigation by the Parsons Police Department and Labette County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant Attorney General Steve Wilhoft of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case. 

Photo courtesy of Kansas Department of Corrections.

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