Leavenworth County Sheriff
Leavenworth County sheriff's officers discovered last week what they said was a methamphetamine lab near Bonner Springs. According to Major Dave Zoellner, undersheriff, officers with the sheriff's office and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency seized a methamphetamine lab in the 15600 block of Kansas Avenue. He said three people a 41-year-old woman, a 22-year-old man and a 17-year-old woman were in the home when officers arrived about noon Friday. "We seized all the components to manufacture methamphetamine, and a firearm," Zoellner said. This is the third time officers have seized a meth lab in Leavenworth County since the start of 2001, he said.
Amber Lentz, 25, Tonganoxie, was traveling south on U.S. Highway 24-40 about 6:30 a.m. Feb. 12 when her vehicle struck a deer and another deer hit the driver's side. Lentz suffered minor injuries. Damage to the vehicle was more than $500.
Shirley Lynn, 32, Tonganoxie, was traveling east on Evans Road on a hill, just west of 250th Street, about 6 a.m. Feb. 13. Lynn slid on ice and ended up in the ditch and blocking the road. Her car was hit by one driven east by Karen Earle, 48, Lawrence. Then, Perry McGhee, 38, Lawrence, saw the blocked road and ditched his vehicle to avoid a collision. There were no injuries. Lynn had about $1,000 worth of damage to her vehicle. Earle had about $300 and McGhee under $500.
Christine Janssen, 30, Tonganoxie, was traveling north on 250th Street, north of State Avenue, about 8 a.m. Feb. 13. The rear of the bus she was driving slid into the ditch because of the icy road conditions. There were no injuries or damages.
Ricky Vanleiden, 38, Tonganoxie, was traveling south on 250th Street, north of State Avenue, about 8 a.m. Feb. 13. Vandleiden saw a bus stuck in a ditch, blocking the road, and attempted to avoid it by driving in the ditch. This caused his vehicle to flip onto the driver's side. He was not injured and there was more than $500 damage to his vehicle.
Daniel Evans, 42, McLouth, was traveling east on County Road 8 about 6:45 a.m. last Wednesday when his vehicle hit a deer. Damage was about $700.
Carole Sacks, 44, Leavenworth, was traveling east on County Road 18, east of 183rd Street, about noon last Wednesday when she lost control of the vehicle on the ice. She slid into the west ditch and hit a tree. Leavenworth County EMS responded, but Sacks refused treatment. Damage to the vehicle was more than $500.
Raymond Hunter, 35, Tonganoxie, was traveling east on U.S. Highway 24-40, west of 182nd Street, about 6:15 a.m. Monday when his vehicle hit a deer. About $1,000 damage was reported to his vehicle.