Archive for Saturday, June 20, 2009

Tonganoxie police arrest three in parking lot for marijuana possession

June 20, 2009

Tonganoxie police arrested three people for marijuana possession Saturday afternoon, one of whom had an outstanding warrant for a burglary charge.

Tonganoxie police officer David Duvall said the department received a call that someone was thought to be smoking marijuana in the retail center parking lot on Stone Creek Drive in Tonganoxie.

Officers later found the vehicle and it was stopped about 3:15 p.m. in the B&J Country Mart parking lot, U.S. Highway 24-40 and Ridge Street.

A 19-year-old Basehor man, 18-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man and 19-year-old Tonganoxie woman all were arrested for drug possession. The Basehor man was wanted in Leavenworth County for the outstanding burglary warrant. The Basehor man was driving the vehicle, which police found was owned by the mother of the Tonganoxie woman. During the investigation, the mother’s driver’s license and blank checks from her checking account were found. The investigation was continuing, as Duvall said Saturday afternoon it was unknown whether any checks were used.

The three had a small amount of marijuana in their possession, as Duvall said it was for personal use and there was no intent to sell.

Kansas Highway Patrol assisted with the investigation. Duvall said the arrested parties were being taken to Leavenworth County Jail.

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