Former Trego Co. BOE member sentenced for drug charges

Published On: Jan 02 2014 06:16:02 PM CST   Updated On: Apr 08 2014 04:49:50 PM CDT

A former school board president who pleaded guilty to drug charges was in Trego County court today.

John Reeder, 52, was sentenced to 22 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections for marijuana distribution and 15 months for possession of methamphetamines.

But, the judge suspended the sentence and placed Reeder on 36 months of probation to be supervised by the KDOC.


A former school board president arrested on drug-related charges, has pleaded guilty.

John Reeder, 52, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of marijuana and one count of possession of methamphetamine in Trego County District Court Wednesday.

He was arrested at his Wakeeney home last month.

Reeder served three terms as the school board president in Wakeeney. He has since resigned from that position.

A background check revealed Reeder had a previous record of a possession conviction in 1985.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 8 at 1 p.m.