Brown VI convicted of drug charges on Wed.

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By Shane Farley
February 20, 2013 - 1:35:02 pm

James Thomas Brown VI was found guilty Wednesday morning of crimes related to the production of meth.

The verdict was handed down just after 11 a.m. by a jury at the Cowley County Courthouse in Winfield. Brown, of Ark City, could serve several years in prison for the crimes and has a felony drug conviction in his background, court officials said.

His trial began Tuesday and closing arguments were held this morning prior to jury deliberations.

Deputy Cowley County attorney Larry Schwartz represented the state in the case. Judge Jim Pringle was the presiding judge.

Brown, 25, was convicted of manufacturing meth, possession of anhydrous and possession of paraphernalia.

The charges stemmed from an incident at Valley CoOp in Hackney last September in which Brown stole anhydrous ammonia, then fled from authorities. He was apprehended on a district court warrant about a month later.

Sentencing in the case is set for April.

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