Crime

Man gets probation for attempting to bring marijuana into Kansas prison

A Google Maps Street View image of the Lansing Correctional Facility.
A Google Maps Street View image of the Lansing Correctional Facility. Google

A man caught trying to smuggle drugs into a Kansas prison was placed on probation Friday.

Leavenworth County prosecutors argued that Charles Anthony Newsome should be sentenced to two years in prison after he pleaded no contest and was found guilty of trafficking contraband in a correctional facility.

But a judge granted his request for probation. The judge imposed a 4-year sentence that Newsome could have to serve if he violates any probation conditions.

Newsome, 56, worked for a company that makes deliveries to the Lansing Correctional Facility.

In April 2016, he was caught with almost 200 grams of marijuana and synthetic marijuana during a random check by prison staff, according to Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson.

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