Couple arrested on drug charges
A Tonganoxie couple were arrested Monday in a room at the Sunset Inn motel on three drug-related charges.
Mary Calhoon, 33, and John Zimmerman, 41, who listed the motel as their home, each was arrested on charges of possession of a stimulant, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The couple remained in the Leavenworth County Jail at mid-day Tuesday, pending a bond hearing.
Tonganoxie Police Chief Kenny Carpenter said officers found a small quantity of what they believe to be drugs, as well as parts to a methamphetamine lab.
"We don't know if they were manufacturing at the motel or not," Carpenter said. "There was not a lab set up, but there was equipment there."
Assisting Tonganoxie police with the arrest were the Drug Enforcement Agency, Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department and the state Alcohol Beverage Control division.
Carpenter credited Tonganoxie police officer Brian Daily's work in making the arrests. Daily had received a tip that he investigated, ultimately resulting in the arrests.