Jury finds Wichita man guilty on meth trafficking charges

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A federal jury on Thursday convicted a Wichita man on charges of distributing methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Ashton B. Malone, 34, Wichita, was convicted on two counts of distributing methamphetamine. During trial, the prosecutor presented evidence that in May and June 2017 Malone twice sold more than 41 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover investigator.

The case was part of a yearlong, multi-county investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation into methamphetamine trafficking in south central Kansas.

Malone is set for sentencing Sept. 24. He faces a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.

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