A man has been sentenced to probation for trafficking drugs into the Lansing Correctional Facility, according to a prosecution official.

A man has been sentenced to probation for trafficking drugs into the Lansing Correctional Facility, according to a prosecution official.

Charles Newsome, 56, Lansing, was sentenced Friday in Leavenworth County District Court to 36 months of probation for one count of trafficking in contraband at a correctional facility.

Newsome was working for a business that delivers items to the Lansing Correctional Facility in April 2016 when he reportedly was found to be in possession of 200 grams of marijuana and synthetic marijuana as he entered the prison, according to a news release from County Attorney Todd Thompson.

Personnel at the prison were doing random checks at the time the drugs were discovered.

Prosecutors requested Friday that Newsome be sentenced to 24 months in prison. District Judge Michael Gibbens granted a departure from state sentencing guidelines and placed the defendant on probation, according to Thompson.

“Drugs, cell phones or any other contraband causes a serious danger to not only staff members but inmates and potentially others outside of the facility,” Thompson said in the news release. “We fight hard to protect these people and prosecute these cases. We want to help in any way in preventing contraband getting in or remaining within the facility.”