Wichita man sentenced to nearly 10 years for synthetic drug sales

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email
Andrew Stickley was convicted of selling a drug that mimics the effects of LSD, along with other illegal drugs.

Andrew Stickley (courtesy Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office)

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Wichita, Kan. -- A Wichita man has been sentenced to more than 10 years behind bars for various drug charges, including the sale of a drug that mimics the effects of LSD.

Andrew Stickley, 25, was sentenced Wednesday to 117 months in prison in judge Faith Maughan court room. Stickley pleaded guilty to two counts of distribution of a hallucinogenic, possession of the drug with intent to sell, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, sale of marijuana and proceeds derived from violations of drug laws.

Stickley sold 25i, N-BOMe (N-bomb), a synthetic drug that mimics the effects of LSD. Also known as "Smile," 25i comes in a powder, which is turned into a liquid and then applied to blotter paper. The postage stamp size paper may have cartoon characters on it like SpongeBob Squarepants or Caspar the Friendly Ghost.

The district attorney's office says that so far this year, 19 people have died in the U.S. from using the synthetic drug.

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