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Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2010 12:00 am

Special to the Courier

Area law enforcement agencies, led by the Cowley County Drug Force, executed five search warrants June 11 and arrested numerous subjects after a year-long investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics in Cowley County.

Participating in the investigation along with the Cowley County Drug Task Force were the Winfield Police Department, the Arkansas City Police Department, the Cowley County Sheriff’s Department, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Kansas Highway Patrol and Alcohol Beverage Control.

On June 15, the last of the suspects turned themselves in, completing the execution of the arrest warrants. The following is a list of subjects arrested and charges filed through the Cowley County Attorney’s Office:

•Taylor S. Towles, 26, Winfield, was arrested and charged with two counts of distribution of marijuana and two counts of using a telephone to facilitate a drug crime.

•Chalen Tickel, 26, Winfield, was arrested and charged with distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of marijuana and distribution of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, aiding and abetting the sale of marijuana, and three counts of using a telephone to facilitate a drug crime.

•Chad A. Parker, 26, Winfield, was arrested and charged with distribution of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school.

•Anthony D. Bell, 29, Winfield, was arrested and charged with distribution of cocaine and no drug tax stamp.

•April Adams, 26, Winfield, was arrested and charged with distribution of marijuana, distribution of cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, three counts of using a telephone to facilitate a drug crime and no drug tax stamp.

•Justin Swanson, 26, Winfield, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, cultivation of marijuana, possession of drug distribution paraphernalia and no drug tax stamp.

•Anthony Henderson, 29, Arkansas City, was arrested and charged with two counts of distribution of marijuana, two counts of using a telephone to facilitate a drug crime, sale of a simulated controlled substance and no drug tax stamp.

•Bruce Cook, 41, Winfield, was arrested for distribution of methamphetamine and use of a telephone to facilitate a drug crime.

•Cameron Cassiday, 21, Winfield, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug use paraphernalia.

•Krista Horton, 20, Winfield, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug use paraphernalia.

•Britnie Banja, 23, Winfield, as arrested and charged with two counts of distribution of methamphetamine and two counts of using a telephone to facilitate a drug crime.

•Summer Potter, 28, Arkansas City, was arrested and charged with three counts of distribution of methamphetamine and using a telephone to facilitate a drug crime.

•Derick Nasworthy, 27, Winfield, was arrested and charged with distribution of methamphetamine and using a telephone to facilitate a drug crime. Further charges are pending on this suspect.

•David Carothers, 23, Winfield, was arrested and charged with two counts of distribution of marijuana and two counts of using a telephone to facilitate a drug crime.

•Ashley McCoskey, 23, Winfield, was arrested and charged with distribution of methamphetamine and using a telephone to facilitate a drug crime.

•A juvenile from Arkansas City was arrested and charged with two counts of distribution of marijuana and two counts of using a telephone to facilitate a drug crime.

•A juvenile from Winfield was arrested and charged with distribution of marijuana, distribution of cocaine, distribution of Ecstasy, three counts of using a telephone to facilitate a drug crime and no drug tax stamp.

During the activities on June 11 two arrest warrants for non-drug related charges were served as well:

•Whitney Clay, 20, Winfield, was arrested and charged with felony theft and felony obstruction of the legal process.

•Billy Simmons, 41 Arkansas City, was arrested and charged with felony theft and criminal damage to property.

In addition to the arrest warrants officers executed five search warrants in the Cowley County area at the following addresses:

•1221 Millington, Winfield

•110 E. 13th, Winfield

•401 E. 12th, Winfield

•302 E. Seventh, Winfield

•7722 252nd Rd., Arkansas City

During the execution of the search warrants, officers located the start of a marijuana growing operation. Also as a result of the search warrants, officers will have additional charges on some of the suspects already arrested. Officers also arrested the following suspects during the execution of the search warrants:

•Marlon E. Lear, 28, Winfield, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug use paraphernalia.

•Logan Gomez, 23, Winfield was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug use paraphernalia.

Further charges are expected to be filed in connection with this investigation. In addition to the above named subjects, further charges are expected against several additional suspects upon completion of the cases. Their names will not be released until formal charges are filed.

The Cowley County Drug Task Force reminds everyone that the distribution and use of illegal narcotics is a continuing problem our society faces. Illegal narcotics can affect every aspect of our lives. They can contribute to high crime rates, are detrimental to your health and can ruin families. We highly encourage community involvement in combating this problem. If you suspect any illegal drug activity, please report it by calling the Winfield Police Department at 221-5555, the Arkansas City Police Department at (620) 441-4444 or the Cowley County Sheriff’s Department at 221-5444. If you wish to provide information and remain anonymous, you may do so by calling Cowley County Crime Stoppers at either 221-7777 or (620) 442-7777. Anonymous information can also be given via the Internet at www.tipsubmit.com and follow the prompts. Cowley County Crime Stoppers Inc. offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of persons committing criminal acts. You could be eligible for a cash reward, and no one will ask your name.

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2 comments:

  • anonymous posted at 5:48 am on Fri, Jun 18, 2010.

    anonymous Posts: 0

    Don't worry--they will all be back out on the streets soon. It may have slowed them down for a second--but it won't stop the drug traffic in this county.

     
  • anonymous posted at 1:05 pm on Thu, Jun 17, 2010.

    anonymous Posts: 0

    A lot of cocaine and methamphetamine was found with this bust; I hope the citizens of Winfield now realize that this was not a "small drug bust" and our officers spent a lot of time, energy and resources getting these people and drugs off our streets. Thank you all for a job well done! Maybe we need to put signs at the edge of town warning people we don't tolerate this in our community.

     
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