RCPD Releases Information on Large Drug Bust

Press Release from the Riley County Police Department on Search and Arrest Warrants:

MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Friday July 26, 2013, Riley County Police Department in conjunction with The Kansas Bureau of Investigations, Junction City Police Department, Geary County Sheriff’s Office, Salina Police Department, Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, executed several arrest and search warrants related to ongoing investigations into area crime, to include the distribution of illegal narcotics.

During a series of 13 search warrants many items were seized, to include drug paraphernalia, illegal narcotics, and weapons. A total of 17 subjects were taken into custody and arrested for the following.

Marvin E. Berroth II, 47 years old, 818 Smith Street Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Arrested on Riley County District Court Warrant for Distribution of Methamphetamine. Bond $10,000.
Arrested on charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms, Possession of Felony Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Misdemeanor Drug Paraphernalia, and Criminal Possession of a Firearm. Bond $25,000

Jacob A. Norman, 26 years old, 813 Greenfield Circle Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Arrested on charges of: Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $2,500

Denaal L. Thompson, 29 years old, 517 S. 15th Street Apt #3 Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Arrested on Riley County District Court Warrant for Distribution of Methamphetamine and Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. Bond $10,000.

David W. Bonney, 28 years old, 2500 Farm Bureau Road Lot #265 Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Arrested on charge of: Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. Bond $5,000

Gregory B. Kloppe, 28 years old, 2500 Farm Bureau Road Lot #265 Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Arrested on charge of: Possession of a Controlled Substance. Bond $2,000.
Tracy L. Koontz, 23 years old, 2500 Farm Bureau Road Lot #265 Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Arrested on charge of: Possession of Controlled Substance. Bond $2,000

James L. Ellis, 23 years old, 1741 Kings Road Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Arrested on charge of: Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $2,000.

Currin M. Ayer, 25 years old, 2500 Farm Bureau Road Lot #265 Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Arrested on charge of: Endangering a Child. Bond $1,000.

Deborah S. Bedard, 49 years old, 1306 Roever Road Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Arrested on charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $2,500.

Ashley D. Brandon, 31 years old, 206 N. Lake Riley, Kansas 66531
Arrested on charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $3,000.

Jason M. Hicks, 31 years old, 615 N. Juliette Apt #2 Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Arrested on charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $2,500.

Betsy L. Fox, 39 years old, 2700 Tabor Valley Road Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Arrested on charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $3,000.

Melissa M. Tisdale, 30 years old, 3157 Chicago Avenue Manhattan, Kansas 66503
Arrested on charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $3,000.

Jesse J. Fox, 24 years old, 405 Redwood Place #3 Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Arrested on charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $3,000.

Delores K. Mulanax, 54 years old, 405 Redwood Place #3 Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Arrested on charges of: Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $1,500.

Regann K. Steinhauer, 21 years old, 5227 SSW Drive Apt G Topeka, Kansas 66611
Arrested on charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $3,000.

Eric J. Tucker, 27 years old, 814 S. Clay Street Junction City, Kansas 66441
Arrested on Riley County District Court Warrant for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Distribution of Methamphetamine, and Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. Bond $10,000.

Riley County Police anticipate additional arrests to be made. As a result of these investigations, officers came into contact with 8 children who were taken into police protective custody and later placed with juvenile intake.

The Riley County Police Department and its staff would like to thank the surrounding jurisdictions involved as well as the Riley County Attorney’s Office for their assistance in making this endeavor possible.

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Picture from one of the arrests this morning—