LARNED — The Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office reported seizing a large quantity of methamphetamine and homemade explosives after the execution of a search warrant in Larned where a suspect holed up in a barricaded room for about an hour.
According to the report posted on the PCSO Facebook page, on Sunday, Nov. 5, Sheriff’s deputies were assisted by the Kansas Highway Patrol and Larned Police Department in executing several search warrants within the city of Larned. While executing the first search warrant, which was for a suspect with Pratt County warrants, law enforcement located suspected drug paraphernalia and officers were advised the suspect was at a separate location within Larned. Law enforcement executed an additional search warrant where the suspect barricaded himself or herself in a room within the residence. Law enforcement attempted speaking with the suspect through the barricaded door for nearly an hour when entry was made into the room and the suspect was apprehended. The suspect was transported to the Pratt County Jail to answer their charges.
While officers were executing this search warrant, they reportedly observed multiple items of drug paraphernalia within the residence and obtained an additional search warrant. During the execution of this search warrant, they reported locating drug paraphernalia fit for ingestion of illegal narcotics, drug paraphernalia for distribution of illegal narcotics, methamphetamine, and marijuana within the residence. Along with these items, law enforcement located homemade explosives on the property and secured an additional search warrant to seize these items.
On Wednesday, Nov. 8, a search warrant was conducted after the culmination of a narcotics investigation that had been ongoing in Larned for several weeks. During this search, two suspects were arrested after law enforcement from the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office and Larned Police Department located a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia for consumption, and drug paraphernalia for distribution of narcotics. The suspects remain in custody on requested charges of possession of methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia for personal use, possession of drug paraphernalia for distribution, no drug tax stamp, and use of a telecommunications device in furtherance of felony drug transactions.