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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 6, 2014

Marijuana Trafficking In Wichita


Sends Two Men to Federal Prison

WICHITA, KAN. - Two men were sentenced Monday to federal prison for marijuana trafficking in the Wichita area, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.

Jason Giesy, 31, Augusta, Kan., was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting possession of more than 100 kilograms of marijuana.
Evan Woolsey, 28, Wichita, Kan., was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

In his plea,Giesyadmitted that on Aug. 2, 2013, investigators seized approximately 1,000 pounds of marijuana from a residence in Rose Hill, Kan.

According to court records, the investigation began in January 2012 when Wichita police learned that Giesy was selling marijuana from his home in Wichita. During the investigation, Giesy moved to Augusta.

In his plea, Woolsey admitted that investigators found marijuana and firearms when they served a search warrant June 20, 2013, at his home in Wichita.

Co-defendants include:
Jeremy Harris, 32, Wichita, Kan., who is set for trail Nov. 4.
Amanda Harris Renteria, 30, Wichita, Kan., who was sentenced to three years’ probation.

Grissom commended the Wichita Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Barnett for their work on the case.

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Updated December 15, 2014