Archive for Monday, January 4, 2010

22-year-old arrested on drug charges as police investigate overnight report of gunshots in Lawrence

January 4, 2010


A 22-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Sunday night on drug possession charges after police were looking for a car in connection with a report of possible gunshots fired in the Oread neighborhood.

Police said two residents of Hanover Place Apartments, near 14th and Kentucky streets, reported hearing shots fired and described a vehicle leaving the scene.

Police spokeswoman Kim Murphree said officers scanned the area but did not find evidence a gun was discharged. Kansas University Public Safety officers then stopped a vehicle that matched the description near 13th Street and Jayhawk Boulevard.

No weapon was recovered, Murphree said, but officers arrested the driver on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to sell it. The suspect was taken to the Douglas County Jail and later freed on $3,000 bond.


vinividivici 8 years, 4 months ago

I was wondering when an explanation to the gunshots would be printed. I live at 13th and Rhode Island and heard it loud as day. Scared the bejeezus out of me!

lounger 8 years, 4 months ago

Yes the guns are bad but marijuana? Come on lawrence cops do something other that harassing people for a weed.....

maxcrabb 8 years, 4 months ago

vin- Unless the perps themselves decide to blog on their criminal activity, I don't think we'll ever know. LPD can't even find proof there was a shot, so it never happened.

Good luck sleeping tonight!

kawvalleybulldog 8 years, 4 months ago

maybe it was a humane society worker fighting off a pack of wild dogs!?

Stuart Evans 8 years, 4 months ago

If marijuana were legalized, there would be no reason for that kid to carry a gun because he wouldn't be selling weed. And hard working Americans wouldn't have to buy their pot from gun toting gang bangers.

Ask your congressman how come there are more marijuana users today than ever before in history. Ask him why there are more Americans in prisons than anywhere on earth. Ask him why we're spending more than $12 Billion annually for this war on drugs that makes no difference at all.

jafs 8 years, 4 months ago


Didn't the end of Prohibition result in a better, more stable quality of alcoholic beverages?

Why wouldn't it be the same with marijuana?

jafs 8 years, 4 months ago

And, we certainly wouldn't have to give tobacco companies the sole right to produce and sell it.

flux 8 years, 4 months ago

Lounger..... They werent harrassing people for marijuana a gun was being fired. Dont let your umbrella of of marijuana validations blind you of the fact there was a bigger issue at hand. I seriously doubt that marijuana is the LPD's biggest concern these days.

Lytharon 8 years, 4 months ago

I can tell you for a fact that the "22 year old Lawrence man" was not involved in the shooting. Some arse with a gun acts like an idiot and someone who's minding his own business gets XXXXed over for it. Way to go, LPD.

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