A man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for drug and weapons charges.

A man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for drug and weapons charges.

Franklin Donnie Stevens Dougherty, 34, Wichita, was sentenced Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court for charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm following a felony conviction.

The Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office filed charges following an incident on Sept. 16, 2015. Leavenworth police officers located Dougherty asleep at the wheel of a stolen vehicle in the area of the 1200 block of Halderman Street, according to a news release from the County Attorney’s Office.

When officers made contact with Dougherty, they found 9.8 grams of methamphetamine packaged for sale and a firearm. On the date of this incident, Dougherty was a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Dougherty was sentenced Wednesday to 136 months for the methamphetamine charge and eight months in prison for the firearm charge. District Judge Gunnar Sundby ordered the two sentences to run consecutively.
Dougherty’s sentence reflects his criminal history and the severity level of the crimes. Dougherty has the highest criminal history level under the state’s sentencing guidelines because of multiple convictions including seven convictions for felony fleeing from police, according to the release.