TOPEKA, KAN. – Two residents of Topeka have been sentenced to federal prison for distributing crack cocaine, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
Glennard Hayes, 37, Topeka, Kan., was sentenced to 75 months. He pleaded guilty to one count of distributing crack cocaine. Janaya Lechelle Stewart, 38, Topeka, Kan., was sentenced to 28 months. She pleaded guilty to one count of distributing crack cocaine.
Hayes’ sentence runs consecutively to an 18-month sentence he received in a previous case. The drug sales in the most recent case occurred while Hayes was on supervised release in the earlier case.
In her plea, Stewart admitted that on Nov. 3, 2011, members of the Topeka Police Department Narcotics Unit arranged to buy crack cocaine from her at an apartment at 512 S.W. Taylor in Topeka. Stewart bagged up the crack cocaine in return for $80.
Co-defendant Terry Allen Thomas is set for sentencing Feb. 11.
The Topeka Police Department Narcotics Unit investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot prosecuted.