Ex-school board head sentenced on drug charges

John Reeder (KSN File Photo)
John Reeder (KSN File Photo)

WAKEENEY, Kansas (AP) — A former school board president from western Kansas has received a suspended sentence on drug charges.

Fifty-three-year-old John Reeder was the leader of the Trego County Board of Education when he was arrested in January on several charges, including criminal use of a firearm.

Reeder pleaded guilty in February to distributing marijuana and possessing methamphetamine. A Trego County judge on Tuesday sentenced Reeder to 22 months on the marijuana count and 15 months for possessing meth.

The judge suspended the prison terms and placed Reeder on three years’ probation to be supervised by the Kansas Department of Corrections.