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

   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

 On December 26, 2013 at 1046 HRS Sherman County Deputies were dispatched to a report of a man standing on the bridge railing at the 17 milepost on I70. Deputy’s arrived about 2 minutes later and determined that the man was suicidal. Several Deputies’ and a passerby tried to talk the man down from the bridge railing. After 10 minutes the 41 year old man was subdued and taken into custody without incident. Quick response from Sherman County Sheriff’s Deputy’s, Goodland Police Department, Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism and the Good Samaritan are the reason that this situation ended without loss of life. This incident did result in the closure of I70 at mile marker 17, the Goodland exit and K27 at mp 170 for a short period of time.

 Holidays are a tough time for some and this incident serves as a reminder to take time to talk with your loved ones and report any unusual behavior. If you are the one who needs help you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1800-273-TALK.

 

Deputy's were dispatched to Edson today for a construction site accident. When Deputy's arrived on scene they provided first aid until emergency medical crews arrived. The construction worker fell approximately 10 feet. He was transported to Goodland Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The report reflects that the victim was transported by Northwest Kansas Emergency Medical Services- Sherman County, also on scene was Sherman County City Of Goodland / Sherman Co. Rural Fire Depts.

 

At 2:30 PM Sherman County Deputy's were dispatched to the 5400 block of RD 17  for a report of man who had fallen from some scaffolding. Upon arrival deputy's preformed first aid until EMS units arrived. Witnesses on scene told deputy's that the victim had fallen about 8-10 feet. The individual was transported to Goodland Regional Medical Center by NWKS EMS. Members of City Of Goodland / Sherman Co. Rural Fire Depts. were on scene as well to assist.

 

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