Kansas drug dealer sentenced for involuntary manslaughter
A Cherokee County judge sentenced a Scammon man to five years in prison for his conviction of involuntary manslaughter.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said David Tirrell, 35, was sentenced by Judge Oliver Kent Lynch. The charge stemmed from a drug sale that resulted in the overdose death of Jordan Krokroskia.
The case was investigated by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Assistant Attorney General Amanda Voth of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case.
As a result of this case, Attorney General Schmidt has proposed legislation to increase penalties for those who distribute illegal drugs that cause great bodily harm or death. That legislation, House Bill 2044, is currently under consideration in the Kansas House of Representatives.