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Ex-assistant county attorney charged in meth case

COLUMBUS, Kan. | Former assistant Cherokee County Attorney Jeffrey Pittman has been charged with trying to have methamphetamine delivered to him in jail.

Assistant Kansas Attorney General Steven Wilhoft filed the charges this week against Pittman, who is an inmate in the Labette County Jail in Oswego.

The Joplin Globe reports that new charges allege that from Aug. 5-8, Pittman asked a woman to coordinate delivery of meth to the jail, and arranged for a man to deliver a gram of meth to him.

Pittman, of Carterville, Mo., previously was charged in Cherokee County with felony meth manufacturing, felony possession of meth with intent to distribute, felony possession of meth ingredients, and felony use of drug paraphernalia.

Those charges are based on a June 29 traffic stop in Galena and a search of his former law office in downtown Galena.

Pittman also is scheduled to stand trial Oct. 5 on a felony marijuana possession charge in Jasper County, Mo.

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