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Clearwater Woman Got Order to Sell Meth in a Call from the Sedgwick County Jail

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas

WICHITA, KAN. - A Clearwater woman was sentenced Wednesday to four years in federal prison on a drug trafficking charge, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.


Kraysalias Lynn Bernhardt, 21, Clearwater Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of using a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking. In her plea, she admitted that on Jan. 16, 2016, she talked by phone with co-defendant Samuel Below, who was being held in the Sedgwick County Jail. Below told her to sell methamphetamine that he was storing at her residence. Following his direction, she sold a pound of meth.


Below was sentenced in December to 10 years in federal prison.


Beall commended the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department, the Wichita Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger for their work on the case.

Updated April 5, 2017

Drug Trafficking