A 36-year-old Kansas man convicted in three cases for being in possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell was sentenced Friday to 202-months or almost 17-years in prison. Jacob Maxwell of Hutchinson avoided a jury trial and entered pleas as charged and in court Friday, the defense recommended corrections and the state didn’t oppose it.
In one case, Hutchinson Police were apparently called to his home in Careyville on the report of a possible stolen vehicle, a Gray 2002 Dodge Ram, allegedly taken from the parking lot of Home Depot. When police approached the garage of the home, Maxwell allegedly ran from the officers, but was quickly captured and on his person was methamphetamine and some paraphernalia. Police estimate the amount of meth was between a quarter to an ounce which they consider a sellers amount. They also allegedly recovered the stolen vehicle.
In another case, he entered pleas to possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell within a 1,000 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to distribute meth, no tax stamp and possession of stolen property which allegedly belonged to Reno County E-M-S, all of which was located in his bedroom. The drug unit searched his home and allegedly found 2.81-grams of meth, 23.77-grams of cutting residue and zip-lock bags.
In a third case, he entered pleas to possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to package, no tax stamp and criminal possession of a firearm.
He was stopped on February 10, when Reno County Sheriff Deputy Jeremy Hedges saw him pull up at his residence and had confirmed that his drivers license was revoked and had a possible active warrant through Harvey County. He was arrested as he exited his vehicle. The detective then searched his person and allegedly found a zip-lock baggie that contained around 7-grams of ice meth, as well as other bags, and a large amount of cash. A search of the vehicle showed a 9-mm handgun next to the driver’s seat, and digital scale in the center console.
He is expected to enter in patient treatment at some point, but apparently there are no beds available at this time.
Maxwell had earlier served time in prison for drug charges in both Harvey and Sedgwick Counties, as well as a driving while suspended conviction out of Sedgwick County. All these convictions from 2005 and 2008.