Hutchinson Man Granted Probation In Marijuana Distribution Case

Posted 2 years ago

By Fred Gough

A 39-year-old Hutchinson man managed to get 18-months probation on a 55 month sentence after being convicted of drug charges.

William Cox was convicted of possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to package drugs for sale, no tax stamp and personal use drug paraphernalia.

The charges coming after a search warrant was served on his home at 1215 North Washington where they found a half pound of high grade marijuana. They also found an open box of sandwich bags found near some of the marijuana, digital scales and numerous pipes with burnt residue.

In court, Judge Tim Chambers went along with the recommendations of the two sides and granted the probation, but warned Cox that he doesn’t want to see him come back to his court or he could be sent to prison. He says the case warrants prison considering his criminal past.

Cox was convicted of burglary for a case from 1992 and manufacturing and unlawful possession of a firearm from cases in 1993.


  • Really?

    This is unreal. A man with a criminal background with previous charges and all he gets is 18 months probation. The sad truth is that he will continue to sell pot to pay his fines off esp when all the court did was really slap him on his hands.

  • Thelma and Louise

    Good job Chambers! When is your re election?

  • jones, james jones

    Wow, relax your crack foghorn! Its not meth, only weed which is legal the next state over.

  • idiot

    He’s a convicted felon and has other cases pending and he gets probation and you wonder why people keep doing it

  • Dustin

    two thumbs up for Chambers, save county money to prosecute the dopers. Retarded how ppl want to target a drug that’s 100% natural and not chemically altered

  • illegal but not wrong

    Watch the news people. It’s only a matter of time before pot is legal everywhere. If you’re under 40 it will happen in your lifetime. For the supporters – research jury nullification on wiki and know your rights. You can be a part of the process that will end this gross misapplication of our money and resources. Legalize it, tax it and let the Salem witch hunt like public move on to something else that shouldn’t be any of their business either.

  • Tired Of The BS

    The point here is that habitual offenders never learn, because what’s a slap on the wrist? The fact that this douche bag has such a ridiculous criminal past, but gets probation for this is just another reason I don’t trust this cities judicial system. I hope all is pending battery charges get taken seriously and they save the public and his family from more harm.