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Drug investigation nets 81 arrests in northeast Kansas

May 9, 2013

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— The Kansas Bureau of investigation says 81 people were arrested on drug-related charges after a lengthy investigation by local and state authorities.

The KBI said in a news release Thursday that arrests were made Tuesday and Wednesday in and around Junction City, Manhattan, Grandview Plaza and Ogden. Many of the arrests involved conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.

Investigators seized a variety of narcotics and 17 firearms. The KBI says several children were placed in protective custody after the arrests.

The 13-month investigation was conducted by the KBI, Geary County law enforcement, Junction City police and Grandview Plaza police. More than 180 members of law enforcement worked on the operation.

Comments

Eugehne Normandin 1 year, 7 months ago

Everybody loves retro bring back the crack

Clint Church 1 year, 7 months ago

Does anyone know why these investigations take so long to complete?

maisy 1 year, 7 months ago

Because it builds the case to show that it takes more than one person to bring in the drugs and money. When you have an informant that knows the ins and outs, they can be very reliable. Agencies don't want to go after just one person when they can take down several others, which takes time and patience. At some point they decide to quit when they think they have all the players or if they think they've been tipped off and have to act quickly.

homechanger 1 year, 7 months ago

Lawrence detectives associated with the big weed bust last year that rounded up the locals and their Northern California partners nearly more than double their annual salary in over time alone. The result is no decrease in the availability of weed in this city. Seems like a huge waste of resources.

Shane Garrett 1 year, 7 months ago

Now that Manhattan has cleaned up some of the Crack problem; I would think that the prostitution ring will be next to be purged. Don't they go hand in hand or is it hand and mouth?

riverdrifter 1 year, 7 months ago

Lot of folks are going to get discharged from the army, looks like.

riverdrifter 1 year, 7 months ago

I stand corrected. This is the riff-raff that gathers around. Time will tell.

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