Kansas Supreme Court affirms 2015 drug-related convictions of Riley County man


Anthony Brazzle (Kansas Dept. of Corrections photo)

The Kansas Supreme Court has affirmed drug-related convictions for a Riley County man stemming from a 2015 sting operation at a Manhattan motel.

The high court ruled Friday the Riley County District Court did not err by allowing the State to present evidence that Anthony Brazzle sold methamphetamine to undercover detectives roughly a week prior to a traffic stop leading to his convictions. In its opinion, the court said the evidence was material to the disputed question of whether Brazzle intended to personally use or distribute the drugs found in the car.

Also affirmed was the Court of Appeals’ holding that because Brazzle advocated for the version of jury instruction the district court provided to the jury, he could not claim error on appeal.

The Supreme Court held sufficient evidence supported Brazzle’s conviction on possession of oxycodone.

The Kansas Supreme Court’s oral argument from the case are available below.




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