On May 28th, 2016 at approximately 11:53 PM, members of the Riley County Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the 2200 block of Seth Child Road in Manhattan. Subsequent to this stop, officers seized approximately 1.7 grams of methamphetamine, 2.4 grams of marijuana, as well as other controlled substances to include illegal prescription drugs. Numerous items of drug paraphernalia were also located and seized as part of this investigation.
Matthew Schoettle, 26, of 3717 Liberty Hall Road in Junction City was arrested for the offenses of possession of alprazolam with the intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, possession of diazepam, possession of oxycodone, possession of oxycontin, possession of marijuana (at the felony level) and possession of drug paraphernalia (at the felony level). Schoettle was given a bond of $30,000.00 and at the time of this release remained confined at the Riley County Jail.
If you have information about the illegal distribution of drugs in the Manhattan and Riley County area contact the Riley County Police Department at 785-537-2112. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers at 785-539-7777 or use the “TipSubmit” mobile app on Android and iOS. Utilizing Crime Stoppers could also qualify tipsters for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.