COLUMBUS – (March 28, 2012) – A former assistant county attorney was convicted of four methamphetamine charges today in Cherokee County District Court, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Jeffery T. Pittman, 47, of Carterville, Mo., was convicted by a jury of the charges following a two-day trial. The charges were conspiracy to possess methamphetamine, conspiracy to traffic contraband into a correctional institution, and two counts of use of communication facility in a conspiracy to commit the possession of methamphetamine.
Assistant Attorney General Steve Wilhoft of the Southeast Kansas Drug Taskforce prosecuted the case on behalf of Schmidt’s office. The case was investigated by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Baxter Springs Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Judge Robert J. Fleming presided over the trial. Sentencing has been scheduled for May 8 at 3 p.m.