A Columbus man has been sentenced to nearly 27 years in prison on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine as well as several other drug charges, late last week.
Larry G. Overman, 58, was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison in September, for another meth lab.
The second set of charges for which he was sentenced on Nov. 5 stemmed from an arrest made in 2007 while Overman was out on bail for a meth lab found in his trunk.
Overman failed to appear on those charges and when police went to arrest him another lab was found in his house.
“He didn’t show up for his first meth lab and when they went to pick him up he had another lab,” Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves said in September. “He’s been involved in it for years.”
The 27 year sentence will run consecutively with the 154 month sentence he received in September, meaning Overman could be in prison for the rest of his life.
He was also sentenced to 49 months for possession of precursors, 11 months for felony possession of drug paraphernalia, 12 months in county jail for possession of marijuana and 12 months in county jail for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Those sentences will run concurrently with the manufacturing term.
Overman was prosecuted by Kansas Assistant Attorney General Steven W. Wilhoft.