Archive for Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Pound of meth reportedly seized during Lansing arrests

December 10, 2013, 12:50 p.m.

Updated: December 10, 2013, 12:50 p.m.

Three Leavenworth County men suspected in several burglaries around the Kansas City metro area were arrested last week on drug charges after they allegedly were found with more than a pound of methamphetamines.

Randall Bell, 46, and Joseph Bittner, 34, of Edwardsville, and Matthew W. Wright, 33, of Lansin,g were arrested on Dec. 5 following a traffic stop and charged in Leavenworth District Court with felony possession of methamphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony possession with intent to distribute, according to the Leavenwoth County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies who made the traffic stop near Main Street and Eisenhower Road in Lansing discovered a pound of methamphetamine with a street value of more than $16,000 in the vehicle, said Maj. James Sherley. Officers also found a small amount of marijuana, resulting in a marijuana possession charge, Sherley said.

Sherley said deputies interviewed the suspects and received information pertaining to a house in Leavenworth off Young Street where they later executed a search warrant. More methamphetamies and some marijuana were found at the location, as well as stolen property that deputies have linked to Lansing, Kansas City, Kan., and Olathe, Sherley said. One of the recovered pieces was a motorcycle reported stolen from the Lansing area.

Sherley said deputies do not have evidence to link any of the stolen property to Basehor area thefts.

Bell, Bittner and Wright are scheduled to appear again in Leavenworth County District Court at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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