Archive for Wednesday, December 27, 2000

Resident charged with drug violations

December 27, 2000

A 49-year-old Tonganoxie man faces eight drug-related charges in Leavenworth County District Court.

Roger Maher was arrested Dec. 13 when county sheriff's officers and police officers executed a search warrant at his home.

Officers seized nine pounds of what they believe to be marijuana and 56 grams of what they believe to be opium.

"We seized some weapons, some related drug paraphernalia and money," said Major Dave Zoellner of the Leavenworth County sheriff's office.

Zoellner said the execution of a search warrant, as well as the arrest and seizures, were a joint effort between his office and the Tonganoxie police department.

Maher is charged in district court with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; having no tax stamp on marijuana; possession of amphetamines with intent to distribute; having no drug tax stamp on amphetamines; unlawful acts involving proceeds derived from violations of the uniform controlled substances act; felony possession of drug paraphernalia; misdemeanor possession of marijuana; misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; and misdemeanor theft of a handgun.

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