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Archive for Tuesday, September 15, 1992

2 LAWRENCE MEN ENTER GUILTY PLEAS TO DRUG CHARGES

September 15, 1992

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Two Lawrence men have pleaded guilty to federal drug charges in connection with an incident last November in Topeka.

Robert B. Kistler, 22, 725 W. 25th, and Douglas G. Telman, 26, 1132 Tenn., pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in Topeka before U.S. District Judge Sam Crow.

Kistler pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess more than 10 grams of LSD with intent to distribute. Telman pleaded guilty to one count of possession of 9.4 grams of LSD with intent to distribute.

The men were indicted in July by a federal grand jury in Topeka after an investigation by Topeka authorities involving a chase and a "buy-bust situation that went awry," said Assistant U.S. Atty. Brent Anderson.

The indictment alleges that from Nov. 9 through Nov. 18, the two and another Lawrence man, John T. Gallup, 24, conspired with several people to possess LSD.

Anderson said today that he had no further details about the case.

Gallup remains at large, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Kistler faces a minimum mandatory 10-year federal prison sentence and a maximum of life, plus a possible $4 million fine.

Telman faces a minimum mandatory five-year prison sentence and could receive a maximum of 40 years and a $2 million fine.

Crow set sentencing for both men for Dec. 4 in U.S. District Court in Topeka.

Each is free on $10,000 bond, Anderson said.

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