Archive for Friday, July 25, 2008

Leavenworth resident sentenced on federal drug, weapons charges

July 25, 2008

— A 39-year-old Leavenworth man was sentenced Thursday to 293 months in federal prison on drug and firearms charges. A co-defendant, also from Leavenworth, was sentenced to probation.

In December 2007, a jury convicted James A. McKeighan on one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, one count of unlawful possession of firearms after a felony conviction and one count of possessing an unregistered 12 gauge S/S Inc. Streetsweeper shotgun.

Evidence presented at trial showed investigators found methamphetamine, more than 100 pounds of marijuana and 19 firearms in a storage unit McKeighan was renting in Kansas City, Kan.

A co-defendant in the case, Leigh Bledsoe, 33, Leavenworth, was convicted of one count of misprision of a felony and sentenced to 2 years probation. Misprision involves knowingly not reporting a crime to authorities.

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