crime

Body Of Missing 18-Month-Old Girl Found

May 13, 2013

A body has been recovered that's believed to be a missing 18-month-old girl. Her mother and two men were found dead at an eastern Kansas farmhouse several days earlier.

Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards said Sunday that remains are believed to be those of Lana Leigh Bailey. Richards says the body was found in Osage County by a sheriff's deputy who was scouring an area for items that could be connected to the deaths reported on May 6.

"We hope that a forensic examination will make a final identification," Richards added.

Judge Considers $2M Restitution In Child Porn Case

Apr 10, 2013

A federal judge has been asked to award three child pornography victims more than $2 million in restitution from a Kansas man convicted of downloading their images over the Internet.

Brandon Hollister of Horton, Kan., pleaded guilty last year to one count of distributing child porn and was sentenced Monday to five years in prison.

Three Indicted In Synthetic Marijuana Scheme

Apr 4, 2013
Courtesy / DEA

A federal grand jury has indicted three Kansas men on charges that they operated a global sales and supply network for synthetic marijuana.

Bradley Miller of Wichita, his brother, Clark Sloan of Tonganoxie, and Sloan’s son Jonathan Sloan of Lawrence face charges of mail fraud, conspiracy, distribution of a misbranded drug, smuggling, and conspiracy to launder money from the operation.

They’re accused of manufacturing and distributing a marijuana substitute called K2 through businesses named Bouncing Bear Botanicals and Persephone’s Journey.

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