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Parsons man indicted on meth & firearms charges

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

WICHITA, KAN. – A federal grand jury in Wichita returned a superseding indictment charging a man with drug trafficking crimes. 

According to court documents, Tremayne M. Darkis, 44, of Parsons is charged with a total of 55 counts including:

•    one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine,
•    one count of interstate travel in aid of racketeering, 
•    49 counts of use of a communication facility to facilitate a drug trafficking crime, 
•    one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, 
•    one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 
•    one count possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and
•    one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in or near a school.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ola Odeyemi is prosecuting the case.


Cletis Ringwald, 68, of Lyons was indicted on one count of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Kansas Highway Patrol are investigating the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kari Burks is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated October 4, 2023

Drug Trafficking