Feb 13, 2020 1:30 AM

NW Kansas woman accused of meth distribution

Posted Feb 13, 2020 1:30 AM
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PHILLIPSBURG - A Phillipsburg woman was arrested late Wednesday afternoon on charges of drug possession, according to a social media post by the Phillips County Sheriff's Office.

At approximately 4:15 p.m. the Phillips County Sheriff's Office, assisted by the Rooks County Sheriff's Office, executed a search warrant at 107 F Street in Phillipsburg.

Shannon L. Plummer, 45, Phillipsburg, was taken into custody with charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and no drug tax stamp. She remains in custody pending bail.

Additional arrests are anticipated.

All persons involved are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Feb 13, 2020 1:30 AM
Ex-Kan. prison lab instructor wants sex crime conviction thrown out
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TOPEKA, KAN. (AP) — A former prison dental instructor who was found guilty earlier this month of one count of unlawful sexual relations with an inmate is asking a judge to throw out the conviction.

Tomas Co was convicted on one charge and found not guilty of five other charges alleging he abused female inmates working in the dental lab at the Topeka Correctional Facility.

The conviction was for a woman who said Co touched the inside of her knee and thigh.

In a motion filed Friday, Co's attorney, Chris Joseph, argued that type of touching doesn’t constitute “lewd” touching under state law. The motion also asks Shawnee County District Court Judge Cheryl Rios to acquit Co based on insufficient evidence, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

Joseph said he also plans to seek probation for Co, rather than the 31 to 136 months of prison time he is facing.

District Attorney Mike Kagay said his office would file arguments in response to the defense motion.

Inmates in the dental lab complained for five years about alleged sexual harassment and unwanted touching by Co, who was dismissed in December 2018.