Thursday morning, a Barton County jury convicted Swen Finnigan of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. The jury heard evidence on Wednesday and returned Thursday morning for deliberations, County Attorney Levi Morris said.
Sentencing has been set for 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 28, 2022. Possession of Methamphetamine is a severity level 5 felony and depending on the defendant’s criminal history will carry a sentence ranging from 10 months to 42 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Possession of drug paraphernalia is a class B misdemeanor and can carry an additional 6 months in the Barton County jail.
The State of Kansas was represented by Assistant Barton County Attorney J. Colin Reynolds. The defendant was represented by Donald E. Anderson II and Audra Asher.