3 warrants uncover an undisclosed amount of meth, marijuana and cocaine
• L&T staff report
Sheriff’s Department officers have arrested seven people in connection with local drug activities, according to a statement released by Seward County Sheriff’s Detective Lana K. Gudgel.
“A two-month long investigation by the Seward County Sheriff’s Office into suspected drug activity in Liberal, ended this week with the arrest of seven individuals.” Gudgel noted. “Deputies of the Seward County Sheriff’s Office conducted the two-month long undercover investigation into reports that individuals were selling cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana.”
Gudgel said the first bust started in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 22, when deputies severed a search warrant on an area Liberal residence suspected of selling cocaine.
“Deputies arrested two individuals in the residence for possession of cocaine with the intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, no Kansas drug tax stamp and three counts of aggravated child endangerment,” she said in her release.
“A third person was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 25, in connection with this warrant. This individual was charged with sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school,” Gudgel continued.
Deputies then severed a second search warrant on a local motel where deputies arrested two males from the motel room for possession of methamphetamine,” she noted. “One of the individuals was also charged with the sale of methamphetamine.
Deputies served a third search warrant on an area residence on Tuesday, Jan. 25.
“Two individuals were arrested at that location for possession of marijuana with intent to sell, no Kansas drug tax stamp and aggravated child endangerment,” Gudgel noted. “One of the suspects was also charged with three counts of sale of marijuana.
“Deputies seized an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana during this investigation,” she concluded.
All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty.