2013 News Releases

Independence man sentenced to 7½ years for manufacturing meth

Release Date: Mar 19, 2013

Shane JohnstonINDEPENDENCE – (March 19, 2013) – An Independence man was sentenced today to 7½ years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Shane Corey Johnston, 33, was sentenced to 90 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Gary House in Montgomery County District Court. Johnston pleaded no contest to the charge late last year. House ordered that the sentence be served consecutive to a 31-month sentence Johnston is currently serving for three previous convictions.

The case was investigated by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Independence Police Department. Assistant Attorney General Greg Benefiel of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case.

Photo courtesy of Kansas Department of Corrections.

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