Columbus man sentenced to 7 years on meth charges

News release from the Kansas Attorney General’s Office

GIRARD – (March 25, 2013) – A Columbus man has been sentenced to 7 years in prison after pleading no contest to methamphetamine charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Michael Edgar Ray, 38, was sentenced today in Crawford County District Court. Judge Lori Bolton Fleming sentenced Ray to 84 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections. Ray pleaded no contest last month to one count of manufacturing methamphetamine.

The charge stemmed from an investigation by the Arma Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Assistant Attorney General Steve Wilhoft of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case.