Court of Appeals panel rules against Christopher Brooks in drug case

An Emporia man convicted of selling drugs has lost an appeal in the case.


Christopher Brooks was arrested in April 2014 after allegedly selling methamphetamine to a confidential informant within 1,000 feet of William Allen White School. He was subsequently convicted on drug distribution, possession with intent to distribute and paraphernalia charges.


Brooks' appeal dealt with perceived trial errors, including but not limited to a refusal by district court to instruct the jury on entrapment, multiplicitous convictions and failure to prove intent. A three-judge panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals disagreed.


The panel said Brooks' entrapment argument was not valid because he said he did not commit the crimes in question and also because he did not have enough evidence to support his position at trial. Also, the appellate court panel said there was no issue with multiple convictions for the same crime and said Brooks' argument on intent had to do with goal of selling within 1,000 feet of a school while the law stressed possession was the key factor.

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