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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Topeka Man Indicted On Gun, Drug Charges

TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka man with a record of felony convictions has been indicted on federal gun and drug charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Dustin C. Lynch, 30, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after felony convictions, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Aug. 15, 2013, in Shawnee County, Kan.

The indictment alleges Lynch possessed a 9 mm pistol while he was prohibited under federal law from possessing a firearm because of prior felony convictions. The indictment cites prior felony convictions in 2008, 2009 and 2010 on charges including burglary, aggravated burglary and possession of methamphetamine.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 15 years in federal prison on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction; not less than five years on the charge of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking; and a maximum penalty of 30 years and a fine up to $2 million on the drug charge. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Mattivi is prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

Kenneth Leslie Lauter, Jr., 68, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Nov. 1, 2011, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of receiving child pornography, and a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the possession charge. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney is prosecuting.

Corey D. Cooley, 29, Junction City, Kan., is charged with failing to register as required by the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. The indictment alleges he was convicted in the state of Washington on a charge of first degree child molestation. The federal crime is alleged to have occurred from May 13 to Aug. 12, 2013, in Riley County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Marshals Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney is prosecuting.

Ian Dominique Hudson, 25, is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Sept. 26, 2012.

The indictment alleges he was convicted in Shawnee County District Court in 2006 on a felony charge of aggravated robbery.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.