2nd Search Warrant from Narcotics investigations January 15th, 2014
For the second time in three days the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office and Goodland Police Department along with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation have served a narcotics related search warrant in Sherman County.
In the morning hours of January 15, 2014 officers and deputies developed information that illegal drugs were allegedly being sold from an address on the 400 Block of Cherry in Goodland. Subsequently a search warrant was issued and executed on the residence. The male occupant of the residence was arrested and transported to the Sherman County Bastille. This search warrant is part of the recent counter drug effort being conducted by local law enforcement.
Sheriff Pianalto said, “This continued effort is by no means over, we will continue to make every effort to eradicate illegal drugs from our community.”
Narcotics investigations Produces a Search warrant. January 14th, 2014
On Saturday, January 11, 2014 the Goodland Police Department and Sherman County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at the 500th block of West 9th St. This warrant was in reference to information indicating that illegal narcotics were being sold from this residence. Officers and Deputies located various drug paraphernalia and illegal narcotics during the search warrant. Two individuals were arrested in connection with the search warrant.
This operation was part of a larger counter-drug effort currently being conducted by local law enforcement agencies. Chief Couch of the Goodland Police Department said “we are proud to work with our colleagues at the Sheriff’s Office to help address this problem affecting our jurisdictions. We will continue working to make Goodland a horrible place for drug dealers to operate.”
Sheriff Burton Pianalto said “Our main focus has been the dealers of illegal drugs including Methamphetamine, Diverted Prescription Medication, and Marijuana. These individuals prey on the addicted to make money. Cooperation between the public and Law Enforcement is vital to building successful case against these predators. A note about Marijuana: The Law has not changed in Kansas; you cannot possess marijuana of any Quantity. Once you cross that state line, Kansas Law applies, Not Colorado’s.”
Release produced by Chief of Police Clifton Couch
Narcotics investigations yields 18 arrest warrants. January 10th 2014
On January 10, 2014 a joint law enforcement operation came to a close in Goodland, Sherman County Kansas. The joint investigation has been ongoing for the past 6 months where members of the joint operation, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Sherman County Sheriff’s Office, and the Goodland Police Department, conducted an extensive investigation into the distribution and possession of illegal narcotics to include marijuana and methamphetamine.
The culmination of the six month investigation resulted in the issuance of 18 arrest warrants for individuals living in and around Goodland for felony offenses associated with the distribution and possession of illegal drugs. As a result of the joint efforts, fifty percent of the issued warrants have been executed and efforts are continuing to bring the remaining balance to a logical conclusion.
Due to ongoing efforts no names are being released, pending their first appearance in Sherman County District Court.
Release produced by Special Agent in Charge Kelly Ralston, KBI
With the incoming cold weather this week, I hope that everyone has had time to prepare a Winter Car Emergency Kit for another season of safe Kansas driving.
Some items recommended are:
Flashlight with extra batteries
Flares or reflective triangles
Cell phone / with extra batteries
General First Aid kit
Rags or paper towels
Gallon jug of water
Non-perishable food items
Blanket and extra set of clothes
Gloves, hat, sturdy boots
food items containing protein - nuts, energy bars
Winter formula window washer solvent
Non-clumping kitty litter or sand for better traction
Ice-scraper, snow brush and snow shovel
Extra car fuses
Be prepared for emergency by keeping your gas tank full and if you find yourself in a situation where you are stranded, be safe and stay in your car, turn on your flashers, and wait until help arrives.