After a two-day trial, a Dodge City man was convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine and several other charges earlier this week in Ford County District Court.

    The other charges including selling marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of paraphernalia for using controlled substances and criminal possession of a firearm.


After a two-day trial, a Dodge City man was convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine and several other charges earlier this week in Ford County District Court.
    The other charges including selling marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of paraphernalia for using controlled substances and criminal possession of a firearm.
    John Paul Holland could be ordered to serve between 138 and 204 months in prison for the most serious charge, depending on his criminal history, assistant Kansas Attorney General Julie Carroll told the Globe on Thursday. She said that the sentences on the other charges could run either consecutively or concurrently to the most serious charge.
    The case against Holland began in June 2008, when authorities investigated a report of an ether odor and found some marijuana at his home, Carroll said. Authorities later bought some marijuana from Holland during an undercover operation, during which they saw a firearm.
    When they executed a search warrant for the marijuana and the firearm, authorities saw evidence of a meth lab inside Holland's home. That evidence led authorities to obtain and execute another search warrant.
    Holland will be sentenced after a pre-sentence report on his criminal history is completed, which will likely take 60 to 90 days, Carroll said.
    An attempt to reach Holland's attorney, Mike Johnston of Pratt, for comment Thursday was unsuccessful.