Archive for Thursday, November 5, 1998


November 5, 1998


While police and drug investigators were searching a house for drugs Tuesday night, they were interrupted by an alleged customer, money in hand.

Police didn't release how much crack cocaine and money they recovered from the East Lawrence house in the 1200 block of Pennsylvania, but did say a "substantial" amount was seized.

Guns were also seized, but police spokesman Matt Sarna said he didn't know how many weapons, or what type, were taken.

Kevin King, 29, Kansas City, Mo., is scheduled to appear in court today on the drug charges.

Police and Tri-County Drug Enforcement officers received a tip that King, who was wanted on an Atchison County warrant for possession of cocaine with intent to sell, was at the Pennsylvania address.

King remained in the Douglas County Jail on charges of possession of a firearm, endangering a child, possession of drug paraphernalia and violating drug tax stamp laws.

Anthony Lee Porter, 39, of Lawrence, knocked on the door during the search, Sarna said. He was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy to purchase cocaine after police confiscated a crack pipe.

Douglas County Undersheriff Kenny Massey said officers don't park nearby during drug searches, thus Porter did not know officers were in the home conducting their business.

Porter's first appearance is scheduled today.

A 3-year old girl, and two boys, ages 6 and 8, were taken into protective custody. A 17-year-old Leavenworth girl was taken to Douglas County Youth Services.

-- Chris Koger's phone message number is 832-7126. His e-mail address is

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