Man gets pro­ba­tion for at­tempt­ing to bring mar­i­juana into Kansas prison

The Kansas City Star - - Local -

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 four-year sen­tence that New­some will 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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