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La Crosse woman indicted on drug charges

1/16/2014

TOPEKA -- Susan M. Henks, 60, La Crosse, was indicted on drug trafficking charges recently.

TOPEKA -- Susan M. Henks, 60, La Crosse, was indicted on drug trafficking charges recently.

Henks is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

She was one of four people charged, including Jamie L. Herron, 34, Wichita; Cory L. Poulter, 37, Halstead; and Roy L. Scott, 47, Sedgwick.

Herron is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, eight counts of distributing methamphetamine, and one count of possession of methamphetamine.

Poulter is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and four counts of distributing methamphetamine.

Scott is charged with six counts of distributing methamphetamine.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:

* Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine: not less than five years and not more than 40 years in federal prison and a fine up to $2 million.

* Distributing methamphetamine: A maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $1 million.

* Possession of methamphetamine: A maximum penalty of one year and a fine up to $100,000.

The Newton Police Department, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Wichita Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Treaster is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.