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Kansas sheriff charged with meth distribution

January 11, 2012

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— The Rooks County sheriff has been charged with distributing methamphetamine.

The Salina Journal reports that Sheriff Randy Axelson was charged Tuesday with nine felony counts of meth distribution. Axelson was arrested Dec. 30 and has been out of jail since posting $45,000 bond.

Axelson's lawyer, Kurt Kerns of Wichita, said Wednesday that Axelson has a "spotless record" and will plead not guilty to the charges.

Axelson is accused of distributing meth from September through Dec. 21, at the Rooks County Fairgrounds and within 1,000 feet of Stockton High School. Rooks County is in north-central Kansas, about 40 miles north of Hays.

Ellis County Attorney Thomas Drees has been appointed special prosecutor in the case. He said Axelson's first appearance is scheduled for Jan. 30 in Hays. Axelson remains sheriff, but Rooks County Undersheriff Chad Sterling is running the department.

Comments

Ewok79 2 years, 7 months ago

Good call. I love that show.

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tolawdjk 2 years, 7 months ago

Same thing happened in Denver recently with an ex-Sherrif.

Except there was the added twist of that he was peddling meth for gay sex.

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Crazy_Larry 2 years, 7 months ago

Say it ain't so! This man is a hero who risks his life every day for the good of the people and the betterment of society...to serve (warrants) and protect (his blue bro's butt).

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Ragingbear 2 years, 7 months ago

Watch him only get like 6 months of probation because he's a cop. If he was from the ghetto, he would see the outside of prison walls on his 95th birthday.

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Fatty_McButterpants 2 years, 7 months ago

Stop raging for a second and try looking at the mandatory sentencing guidelines...

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Ragingbear 2 years, 7 months ago

Mandatory only applies if you are not one of the elite. The Sheriff here is one of the Elite. He will get a slap on the wrist

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Ragingbear 2 years, 7 months ago

Yeah. They will get around to that as soon as Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona gets indicted for his numerous violations of people's Constitutional rights.

In the above comments, I am not referring to illegal aliens at all. Look his name up.

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Fatty_McButterpants 2 years, 7 months ago

Mandatory sentencing guidelines apply to everyone (that's kinda what the word "mandatory" means...) convicted of a crime within its purview.

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squawkhawk 2 years, 7 months ago

Brings new meaning to the motto "protecting and 'serving'".

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