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Tonganoxie business owner faces prescription drug sale charges

August 14, 2014

A Tonganoxie business owner faces charges involving prescription drugs in Leavenworth County District Court.

Mike D. Tarver, 49, faces three counts possession of diazepam with intent to distribute and another count of possession of hydrocodone with intent to distribute, according to Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson. Tarver also faces charges on each count for possession of a controlled substance without a tax stamp, as well as a charge for driving under the influence. The DUI charge stems from a June 14 arrest.

Tonganoxie police Chief Jeff Brandau said authorities received information that alleged Tarver was selling prescription drugs. Tonganoxie police and Leavenworth County Sheriff’s officers recently searched Tarver’s business, Mike’s Shop and Swap in downtown Tonganoxie. Sheriff’s officers also searched Tarver’s residence in rural Tonganoxie, where law enforcement officials say the drugs were found.

Valium is a brand of diazepam, while Vicodin is a drug that contains hydrocodone, which is derived from codeine.

Tarver will have a status hearing Sept. 26 in Leavenworth County District Court.

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