Archive for Wednesday, June 17, 2009

25 years ago: Sheriff’s office on ‘pot-hunting’ job

June 17, 2009

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The current June was proving to be a curse for allegy sufferers. Pollen and sinuses were quite at odds in one of the most “troublesome year” many doctors had seen. “June usually gives us a slap in the face but this is far worse than usual,” said one expert on asthma and allergies.

Douglas County was one of three counties in the area seeking a new public works director after it had let Mike Dooley go. Johnson and Geary counties were also in the hunt. Dooley had taken a state job since his May 31 ouster.

The county sheriff’s office was preparing for its usual “pot-hunting” job as more and more marijuana crops were coming into season. Sheriff Rex Johnson said there had been on recent raids but “we’re looking hard and we’ll surely find something soon, as usual.”

A young man was missing after an accident at Perry Lake and early indications were he had drowned. Officials were about to give up the search.

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