Five arrested in Abilene drug bust

Five people have been arrested in a drug sting operation in Abilene.

Handcuffs (KSN File Photo)

ABILENE, Kansas – Five people have been arrested in a drug sting operation in Abilene.

Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman said in a news release agents of the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department Drug Enforcement Unit and the Abilene Police Department arrested five suspects following a month-long investigation.

Hoffman said during a controlled drug purchase that took place in the 800 block of Northwest 3rd Street in Abilene on January 25th, investigators made a marijuana buy that uncovered an operation where marijuana was being sold to local residents, including high school students.

As a result of the controlled buy, agents executed a search warrant on January 26th that resulted in the seizure of two ounces of marijuana and more than 50 pieces of evidence related to the distribution of marijuana.

The investigation also uncovered proof the suspects in the case were selling marijuana to people between the ages of 14 and 21.

The five arrested are all Abilene residents, and range in age from 18 to 25 years of age.

Among the charges are possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to distribute marijuana, failure to obtain a Kansas Drug Tax Stamp and unlawful use of a telecommunication device.

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