St. George Police have removed four children from homes and arrested five individuals in connection to a drug distribution investigation.
The police department says it served two search warrants Wednesday at 107 N. Lincoln Street and 215 Kelly Lane in St. George as part of its ongoing investigation into distribution of marijuana, prescription pills and possibly fentanyl to teenagers in Pottawatomie County. The search warrants allege adults have been using teenagers to distribute the illegal drugs with small children present in their homes. Police say four children were removed from both homes and placed into the custody of the State of Kansas.
Those arrested include 44-year-old Dixie Rose Martin, 30-year-old Kaley Hamilton, 17-year-old Adam Tirak and 17-year-old Aison Rodney, all of St. George. Also arrested was 23-year-old Wesley Cook, of Topeka. The three adults arrested are being held without bond, pending a first court appearance. Full charges against each are listed below.
St. George Police were assisted in their investigation by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and the Junction City Police Department Crime Scene Investigation Unit.