LAWRENCE, Kan. - Federal prosecutors are seeking a court order to take three parcels of Douglas County property from two Lawrence residents facing drug charges.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/PT3kZ8) federal prosecutors for Kansas maintain the properties were bought with proceeds from drug sales and were used to hide drug proceeds.
The properties are owned by 33-year-old Chad Bauman, and 36-year-old Carey Willming, who are among 35 defendants recently indicted in connection with an alleged drug ring that operated in Johnson and Douglas counties from 2005 until this June. Prosecutors are seeking a $16.9 million judgment in the case.
Bauman and Willming have pleaded not guilty, as have the other co-defendants.
An attorney for Willming objects to the government's request for the property, saying Willming hasn't been convicted of a crime.