Archive for Monday, July 30, 2012

Man convicted in drug case to serve nearly 7 years

July 30, 2012


Douglas County District Judge Sally Pokorny sentenced a 21-year-old Lawrence man to up to nearly seven years in prison on a variety of drug charges, including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute near school property.

Buonsuay Khanya had pleaded guilty to 11 charges, most of them drug-related, for crimes on multiple dates in 2011 and 2012. As part of a plea agreement, the charges were consolidated into one case.

Pokorny sentenced Khanya to the maximum 68 months on the marijuana charge, as well as 15 months on a possession of cocaine with intent to distribute charge. Those sentences were imposed consecutively, adding up to a total of 83 months in prison. Several other sentences were handed down, but all run concurrent with the more serious charges.

Khanya also will face three years supervised probation and will be required to register as a drug offender for 15 years following his release.


repaste 5 years, 9 months ago

68 months, no matter how much pot, when the guy pulls a gun , enters woman's home, robs, gets 38 months?

Ragingbear 5 years, 9 months ago

Apparently cocaine isn't as harmful as marijuana either. You know, because billions of people die from marijuana use every day. That's right, billions. Those are numbers the DEA doesn't want you to know.

ksjayhawk74 5 years, 9 months ago

Joel C. Hernandez got 6 months for driving drunk when he hit and killed a girl on a bicycle and then just drove off...

Are we to believe that selling pot and coke deserves a sentence almost 14x as long as JUST killing a person while driving drunk and then driving off?

JackMcKee 5 years, 9 months ago

He has to register as a "drug offender" for 15 years. Really?

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