Archive for Thursday, June 23, 2005

Two men face drug charges after Basehor police stop car

June 23, 2005

Shortly before he was arrested, a 38-year-old man told Basehor police officers he and another man were heading to area strip clubs to sell clothing to employees. However, it is police officers' belief that the men were intent on selling something else -- drugs.

On June 1, Basehor police officers Lloyd Martley and Joel Schwartz arrested Brian Lee Wallace, 38, Lawrence, and John Robbins III, 48, Oskaloosa, after allegedly finding drugs and other paraphernalia in their vehicle.

Wallace, who made his first court appearance Monday, June 20, is charged in district court with distribution of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and having no drug tax stamp.

Robbins, who is scheduled to appear in court at 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, for a preliminary hearing, is charged with distribution of opiates, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and no drug tax stamp.

All of the charges against Wallace and Robbins are felonies.

According to police, the men were exceeding the speed limit, driving at 79 mph in a 65 mph zone, as they headed east on U.S. Highway 24-40.

Robbins did not have a valid driver's license, and Wallace was found with a revoked driver's license. Martley searched the vehicle and allegedly turned up drug paraphernalia and substances believed to be marijuana and crystal methamphetamine.

The officers also allegedly found a pipe, wrapping papers, small plastic bags and two small scales, according to a police report.

Wallace is scheduled to appear in court next at 10 a.m. Monday, June 27, with an attorney. Robbins has been appointed an attorney by the court, prosecutors said.

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