LARNED — On Aug. 12, 2016 a Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office Deputy made contact with a subject traveling from Nebraska to Oklahoma. During the investigation it was determined the subject was driving on a suspended driver’s license. Subsequently the driver was initially arrested for driving while suspended.
During the tow inventory of the vehicle, 117 grams of methamphetamine was discovered hidden inside the vehicle. Upon further inventorying of the vehicle, the Deputy found a digital scale. The subject was finally arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, felony drug paraphernalia, and driving while suspended and transported to the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office. This case is currently being looked at by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for possible Federal Charges.
On Aug. 14, 2016, at approximately 8 p.m., the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office initiated a drug sting within the City of Larned. A cooperating individual was able to purchase a large amount of methamphetamine from a subject in Larned. After the “controlled buy” a search warrant was obtained for a residence in Larned. The search warrant was served without incident, with one individual arrested.
Officers from the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office were able to locate nearly 50 grams of methamphetamine with packaging and 90 grams of marijuana with packaging inside the residence. These amounts are subject to change once all the evidence is processed and sent to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. One subject is currently in custody for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, using a communication device to facilitate a drug transaction, felony drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia.
Both these cases are still under investigation and more arrests are possible.