COLUMBUS A former assistant prosecutor in southeastern Kansas has been convicted of methamphetamine-related charges stemming from a search of his former Galena law office.
A Cherokee County jury on Wednesday found 47-year-old Jeffrey Pittman, of Carterville, Mo., guilty of conspiracy to possess meth and to traffic contraband into a correctional institution. He was also convicted of two counts of using a communication facility in a conspiracy to possess methamphetamine.
Pittman was stopped in Galena for a defective brake light in June 2009 and arrested on an Oklahoma warrant for possessing meth ingredients.
Authorities said a search of his former law office in Galena turned up meth ingredients, items used to make the illegal drug and drug paraphernalia.
Pittman was assistant Cherokee County attorney from March 2001 to February 2002.