Archive for Tuesday, September 27, 2011

40 years ago: Kansas AG conducts another early-morning drug raid

September 27, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 27, 1971:

  • A group of drug investigators headed up by Kansas Atty. Gen. Vern Miller paid another call on Lawrence in the early hours of the morning. The estimated 75 officers had met at 4 a.m. at Broken Arrow Park, then converged on eight houses with search warrants. Within 90 minutes, 13 persons were booked in the Douglas County Jail, with 21 arrest warrants issued for other individuals. A juvenile was also taken into protective custody. The amount of drug-related material confiscated by officers was reported to be "undetermined," but Miller did express disappointment, saying, "The seizure of evidence is not what we expected to find. I lay this blame on the fact of the Emporia and Abilene raids." Miller also mentioned that many of the cases were either in or near the Gas Light Tavern, 1241 Oread, and "we contemplate legal action against the Gas Light."
  • Prior to the Jayhawks putting their 2-0 football record on the line tonight in Tallahassee, they were to receive an encouraging telegram from the 150-member Lawrence Quarterback Club. The message ended with the words, "Good luck, Jayhawks! GO BIG BLUE -- Beat Florida State."


Shane Garrett 6 years, 7 months ago

I am so glad that the drug raids of the past have put a stop to drug use today. Oh, wait...

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