2015 News Releases

Baxter Springs man sentenced to 8 years on meth charge

Release Date: Mar 09, 2015

COLUMBUS – (March 9, 2015) – A Baxter Springs man was sentenced today to eight years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

 Jimmy Lee Riddle, 44, was sentenced to 96 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Oliver Kent Lynch in Cherokee County District Court. Riddle was found guilty of the crime in January. The crime occurred in July 2013.

 The charge stemmed from an investigation by the Baxter Springs Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Assistant Attorney General Steve Wilhoft of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case.

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