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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Topeka Man Gets 10+ Years For Distributing Crack

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for distributing crack cocaine, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Terry Allen Thomas, Jr., 38, Topeka, Kan., was sentenced to 130 months in federal prison. In November, a federal jury found Thomas guilty on three counts of distributing crack cocaine and two counts of maintaining a residence in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Testimony at trial indicated that Thomas and co-defendants set up crack houses at various rental locations in Topeka. Thomas was convicted of maintaining crack houses at 1306 S.W. Harrison, Apt. 35; and 1312 S.W. Western, Apt. 5.

Co-defendants included:
Willie Marquis Halcrombe, who was sentenced to 108 months.
Glennard Hayes, who was sentenced to 75 months.
Janaya Lechelle Stewart, who was sentenced to 28 months.
Audrey Ferguson, who was sentenced to four months home detention and three years supervised release.

Grissom commended the Topeka Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot for their work on the case.