Topeka Two Jefferson County men were sentenced in federal court recently on charges related to an attempted drug transaction in June, an assistant U.S. attorney said this morning.
Robert R. "Rick" Weeks, 37, rural Oskaloosa, received a 12-month sentence on one count of conspiracy to possess marijuana with the intent to sell, and the mandatory five-year sentence on one count of possessing a firearm during and in relation to a drug transaction.
Weeks will serve the terms consecutively for a total of six years in prison. When he's released from jail, the judge ruled, Weeks also will serve five years supervised release for the first count and three years supervised release on the second count. The supervised release sentences will run concurrently.
Daniel C. Easum, 38, rural Perry, received a five-year prison sentence on the charge of possessing a firearm during and in relation to a drug transaction. He also was sentenced to serve three years under the supervised release program after he's out of prison.
Neither man was fined.
Ron Schweer, of the U.S. Probation Office, said officials have not determined where or when Easum and Weeks will be called to serve their sentences. That information should be available in two or three weeks, he said.
Weeks and Easum were arrested June 3 at Perry Lake Marina. They entered guilty pleas to the drug charges during a hearing in August.
Their arrests were the result of a two-month joint investigation by Kansas, Oklahoma and Jefferson County law enforcement agencies.
Agents also siezed four vehicles, $145,000 and several firearms from the men.