Archive for Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Charges lodged following search

March 13, 2002

Four people have been charged in Leavenworth County District Court, following a drug bust Saturday night southeast of Tonganoxie.

Sheriff's officers searched a home in the 16700 block of 182nd Street about 10:40 p.m. Saturday, according to Major Dave Zoellner, Leavenworth County undersheriff.

There, they took into custody four adults and a 14-year-old boy. The adults have been charged with drug offenses, and the boy has been turned over to the custody of a relative, Zoellner said.

At the home, officers discovered two methamphetamine labs.

"Neither one at the time was active, but I can tell you there was liquid and different chemicals to start back up and cook again," Zoellner said.

About five grams of what officers believe to be methamphetamine was found, along with about two grams of what is believed to be marijuana, he said. The meth has a street value of about $500, Zoellner added. Officers also recovered about $700 cash.

According to David Melton, assistant county attorney, Elizabeth Wylie, 21, and Michael Pfeifer, 37, both of Linwood, have been charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Michael Border, 40, and Carol Jones, 46, both of

Tonganoxie, have been charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of ephedrine/pseudoephedrine for use as a precursor to making methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, not having a Kansas drug tax stamp and possession of marijuana, Melton said.

The next court appearance for the four is at 10 a.m. Monday, he said.

Assisting the 11 sheriff's officers were a Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent, the Stranger Township Fire Department, the Leavenworth County Office of Emergency Management and Leavenworth County Emergency Medical Service.

"If we're going to do a lab, we always have in the area, wherever we are, a fire truck," Zoellner said. "It's important for flushing or decontamination if an officer were to get some chemicals on them. It's a precautionary measure for all involved. It's for everyone's safety."

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