Archive for Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Tonganoxie man arrested on drug charges after raid

June 30, 2004

A Tonganoxie man was arrested early Saturday morning on drug charges, following a raid by Tonganoxie police.

According to Sgt. Brian Daily, police executed a search warrant about 12:35 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of East Fourth Street.

Inside the residence, they found drug paraphernalia, marijuana and methamphetamine, according to acting Police Chief John Putthoff.

A 37-year-old resident was arrested on drug possession charges within 1,000 feet of a school.

Putthoff said police reports soon will be forwarded to the Leavenworth County attorney's office for review of filing charges in district court.

Daily said the recent drug bust is part of an increased effort on the part of police to combat illegal drugs.

"The Tonganoxie Police Department would appreciate any and all information that concerned citizens can provide," Daily said.

He and Putthoff encouraged anyone with information about illegal drug activity to call police, (913) 369-3754.

Calls may be confidential or even anonymous, the officers said.

"We want them to know that basically we are getting the manpower to crack down on this stuff," Putthoff said. "And we are going to approach it aggressively with the help of the public. The public's a great asset."

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