Rooks County Sheriff Randy Axelson was formally charged with nine counts of felony methamphetamine distribution Tuesday. Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees filed the charges. He's acting as a special prosecutor in the case.
The Hays Daily News Reports that five of the charges are distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of school property. The four remaining charges are distribution of methamphetamine.
Drees says Axelson was arrested by agents of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation last month. The arrest came after an investigation into the alleged drug distribution conducted by KBI agents, Rooks County Sheriff Deputies, Stockton Police Department Officers and Plainville Police Department officers.
Bond has been set for Axelson at $45,000 and he must wear an electronic monitoring bracelet if he bonds out.