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Drug charges lead to 9-year prison term

WICHITA — A Wichita woman has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for drug trafficking.

Federal prosecutors said today that Christina Childs, 38, was sentenced on one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

During a search of her home at 1001 W. Marlboro in August 2009, prosecutors said, Wichita police seized more than 341 pounds of marijuana, more than 6 1/2 pounds of cocaine and less than a pound of methamphetamine.

Police said the search occurred after Childs and her husband, Jeffrey Childs, were shot by two men who walked up to their home and began firing.

Police also obtained a search warrant for the home of Ronald Childs, Jeffrey Childs' father, at 3214 S. Water. Police seized more than 412 pounds of marijuana from that home, more than 2.8 pounds of cocaine and half a pound of methamphetamine.

Jeffrey Childs and Ronald Childs are awaiting sentencing.

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