Report of suspicious activity leads to drug seizure

John Richmeier
The Leavenworth Times

A call about a suspicious activity resulted in a large drug seizure in Leavenworth, the police chief said.

The Leavenworth Police Department received a call at about 4 p.m. Tuesday regarding suspicious activity in the 300 block of Osage Street that potentially was drug related.

Police officers arrived in the area and found a Ford Fusion parked on the street. There was no one in the vehicle, but police believe a person associated with the car left the area before officers arrived.

Looking through the windows of the car, officers saw what they believed to be a significant amount of marijuana inside the vehicle, Leavenworth Police Chief Pat Kitchens said.

At some point, officers were confronted by a woman who allegedly was trying to interfere with their investigation. Officers arrested the 41-year-old woman for alleged obstruction.

“The vehicle was impounded,” Kitchens said. “Officers obtained a search warrant for the car.”

Police searched the car Wednesday. As a result of the search, police seized 1.9 pounds of what is believed to be marijuana. Police also seized 42 grams of suspected cocaine, 62.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 143 prescription pills that were not in appropriate containers.

Police also seized two handguns and $1,901 in cash as well as suspected drug paraphernalia such as scales and pipes.

Kitchens said the police hoped to complete their investigation Thursday and forward the case to prosecutors for possible charges. He said the investigation was focused on a 39-year-old man whom police believe is associated with the car and the woman who was arrested.

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