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Monday, September 29, 2014

Emporia Man Sentenced After Arrest With 35 Pounds Of Marijuana


WICHITA, KAN. An Emporia man who was arrested after sheriff’s officers found 35 pounds of marijuana and 21 firearms in his home was sentenced Monday to 21 months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Keenan R. Linneman, 34, Emporia, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of traveling in interstate commerce in furtherance of drug trafficking. In his plea, he admitted aiding and abetting another person to obtain 35 pounds of marijuana from Texas. On Nov. 4, 2013, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at Linneman’s home where they found the marijuana and the firearms.

Grissom commended the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch for their work on the case.

Updated December 16, 2014