Courts & Crime

Kansan sentenced to life for running huge meth lab

Bryan G. Leonard will spend life in prison without parole for running one of the biggest meth labs the area has ever seen, a federal judge ruled this afternoon.

U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple said the stiff sentence accounted for Leonard's lengthy criminal history and his actions on Sept. 5, 2007, when he endangered law enforcement officers and the public by blowing up his house at 4800 N. Norwood Road in unincorporated Platte County, shooting at police officers and leading police on a high-speed chase through a public park.

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