2012 News Releases

4-year multistate meth investigation leads to conviction

Release Date: Jun 22, 2012

TOPEKA – (June 22, 2012) – A Kansas woman was convicted this week on federal conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine charges following a four-year multistate investigation, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

Leslie Harrison, aka Leslie Stultz, 43, of Weir, Kan., was convicted Wednesday of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine after a three-day jury trial in the United States District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma in Tulsa.

The investigation involved law enforcement agencies from three states and the federal government including the Kansas Bureau of Investigation; the Bureau of Indian Affairs; Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics; Southeast Kansas Drug Enforcement Task Force; Jasper County, Mo., Drug Task Force; Crawford County, Kan., Sheriff’s Office; Cherokee County, Kan., Sheriff’s Office; Jasper County, Mo., Sheriff’s Office; Ottawa County, Okla., Sheriff’s Office; and the Pittsburg, Kan., Police Department.

Forensic chemists from the KBI, the Missouri State Crime Lab and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation completed the examination of the physical evidence and testified in the trial.

Harrison was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. Sentencing was scheduled for October 2 in Tulsa. The investigation continues into Harrison’s coconspirators.

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