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40 years ago: Raids in Topeka, Lawrence result in arrests

July 11, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 11, 1971:

  • Atty. Gen. Vern Miller sent out a warning to drug pushers in Kansas that more raids were planned and that they “may as well know we are not going to tolerate drug permissiveness.” Raids in Lawrence and Topeka this week had resulted in 17 arrests, with about $200 worth of heroin confiscated in the Topeka raid. Miller added that “people who deal in heroin are a menace to our society. We have several investigations going. We haven’t caught them all but we want them to get the message. Let me assure you that you are going to see more of this.”
  • Douglas County farmers were still fighting the corn blight, and the Extension Service office had announced today that locally heavy infestations of the sorghum green bug had also been detected in the western part of the county. Earl Van Meter, extension director, said that some fields had as many as 1,200 to 1,600 bugs per plant. Farmers were urged to check their fields for this bug and direct questions about pest control to Van Meter at the Douglas County Extension office.

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Finnbar1 2 years, 9 months ago

CyberKnight (anonymous) says… "I think that if you think the guy is gone, you are dreaming. I'd be keeping my head down." March 9, 2010 at 7:44 p.m." July 3, 2010 at 7:53 p.m.

good point RoeD---I think that I wasn't thinking.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 9 months ago

Finnbar1 (anonymous) says… "well dang--this is the first time that I wish HWMNBN had not been disappearededededed. Could have made for some entertaining reading." July 11, 2011 at 11:51 a.m.

CyberKnight (anonymous) says… "I think that if you think the guy is gone, you are dreaming. I'd be keeping my head down." March 9, 2010 at 7:44 p.m." July 3, 2010 at 7:53 p.m.

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jhawkinsf 2 years, 9 months ago

Vern Miller caused me to vote for the only Republican in my life. And the dude won. And he then proceeded to do all the things he said he was going to do. Lesson learned - now I vote for people I agree with, almost always not Democrats and always not Republicans.

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Finnbar1 2 years, 9 months ago

well dang--this is the first time that I wish HWMNBN had not been disappearededededed. Could have made for some entertaining reading.

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