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Lawrence man sentenced to more than seven years in drug case

May 13, 2009

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A federal judge this week sentenced a Lawrence man to serve more than seven years in federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking case.

U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia sentenced Lonnie Ray Teichman, 49, after he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a public school. Teichman is the ninth person to be sentenced in the case.

According to interim U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch’s office, Teichman admitted he participated in a drug trafficking conspiracy in Lawrence.

In 2004, Lawrence police and Douglas County Sheriff drug-enforcement investigators made a series of controlled purchases of crack cocaine at Teichman’s apartment in the 1400 block of East 21st Terrace near Kennedy School. Investigators also determined conspirators used the apartment to manufacture crack cocaine.

Katheryn Alexander, of Lawrence, is the final defendant to be sentenced in the case. Murguia is scheduled to sentence her in October.

Comments

Practicality 5 years, 7 months ago

Let this be a lesson for all you pro-drug advocates out there. Drugs are illegal. Everyone knows that. If you use drugs or sell drugs and get caught, don't start whining about it. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

Reuben Turner 5 years, 7 months ago

give him and them all the time they need to understand, this ain't good nor nothing positive to be doing

Chris Ogle 5 years, 7 months ago

I always thought that guy was kinda wierd. Now I know why!!!! crack

lawthing 5 years, 7 months ago

Looks like this bust took out half the neighborhood!

– Don Marcus Gibler was sentenced to 324 months. – Aharlock Fixico was sentenced to 235 months. – Ryan Lavell Green was sentenced to 130 months. – Branden Scott Walker was sentenced to 121 months. – Ryan Ezell Fowler was sentenced to 120 months. – John Burke Holt was sentenced to 87 months. – James William Beltch was sentenced to 63 months. – Carl Ray Roubison was sentenced to 41 months.

Strontius 5 years, 7 months ago

Let this be a lesson for all you pro-drug advocates out there. Drugs are illegal. Everyone knows that.

Glad you could be here to inform everyone of something that everyone knows.

Even gladder that people like you clearly believe that you've the right to tell the rest of us what we can and cannot do with our own bodies in the privacy of our own homes.

I've never taken drugs in my life nor plan to ever do so. But anyone who thinks locking a drug offender up for seven years for a non-violent crime will benefit anyone is living in a fantasy world.

Practicality 5 years, 7 months ago

" But anyone who thinks locking a drug offender up for seven years for a non-violent crime will benefit anyone is living in a fantasy world."

I bet if you lived on this block, or right next door to this guy, you might change your tune buddy.

Drug USE often spawns crime after crime after crime to fund the habit. And drug dealing is hardly a non-violent profession. Get a clue Strontius.

Alexander Neighbors 5 years, 7 months ago

no practicality Drug use Does not spawn crime. Poverty Spawns crime samali pirates anyone ? .

TacoBob 5 years, 7 months ago

So what's up with the Cat in the Hat?

Cats don't wear hats. Cats are not friends with fishes.

Was he on crack???

jaywalker 5 years, 7 months ago

No, Don, he won't.

"anyone who thinks locking a drug offender up for seven years for a non-violent crime will benefit anyone is living in a fantasy world."

A non-violent crime? Oh, right. Violence is uncommon among crack dealers and users. Heck, there's hardly any violence prevalent when any drugs are involved. For the love, cop a clue. Federal sentencing in such issues is harsh primarily due to the violence AND that little bugaboo that, uh...duuh, well, ya know, called addiction?! Yup, the guy dealing crack whudn't hurtin' nosebody, hayuck. Dumb da dum dumb dumb!

redmoonrising 5 years, 7 months ago

What some are not getting is that this was tried in a federal court with federal court guidelines. We may not like it that killing doesn't get as much time but most are not federal but jurisdictional. Maybe selling drugs isn't violent in itself but those who buy them will often resort to all sorts of crimes to get the money to buy them. Let's just say that dealers aren't usually the pillars of society. With the number of people charged, this wasn't some guy standing on the corner. As I recall, two of the murders right here in Lawrence were drug related, same place, same night.

yellowhouse 5 years, 7 months ago

Yes Lawrence Kansas has a reputation for a lot of the low level crimes that would normally be state level cases are prosecuted by the Feds.

A lot of the patrol cops and Detectives from Lawrence work Federal cases.

Kyle Reed 5 years, 7 months ago

You're absolutely right musbhiorlo, we should definately shift all focus from crackdealers near schools to concentrate full time on drunk drivers out there killing people every 40 minutes.

See...if sounds dumb when I say it too.

cthulhu_4_president 5 years, 7 months ago

"Lawrence man sentenced to more than seven years in drug case"

A clear victory for the law enforcement, the war on drugs, and the other drug dealers in town who now get to expand their turf.

If you bust them, they will (still) come.

Kyle Reed 5 years, 7 months ago

Your reply is one step away from you saying "I know you are but what am I".

I didn't say they were selling to kids genius. I restated the article which indicated they were within 1000 feet of a school. Maybe you should read the article before making asinine suggestions to reallocate law enforcement.

jaywalker 5 years, 7 months ago

akreed,

Don't waste your breath. Musbinjuniorhigh used the 'know you are but what am I' with me yesterday, literally.

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