17 Arrested In Series Of Drug Busts In Riley Co. & Beyond

By: RCPD Press Release Posted By Lindsey Rogers
By: RCPD Press Release Posted By Lindsey Rogers

RILEY COUNTY, Kan. -- On Friday July 26, 2013, Riley County Police Department in conjunction with The Kansas Bureau of Investigations, Junction City Police Department, Geary County Sheriff's Office, Salina Police Department, Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, and the Saline County Sheriff's Office, executed several arrest and search warrants related to ongoing investigations into area crime, to include the distribution of illegal narcotics.

During a series of 13 search warrants many items were seized, to include drug paraphernalia, illegal narcotics, and weapons. A total of 17 subjects were taken into custody and arrested for the following.

Marvin E. Berroth II, 47, Smith Street, Manhattan
· Arrested on Riley County District Court Warrant for Distribution of Methamphetamine. Bond $10,000.
· Arrested on charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms, Possession of Felony Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Misdemeanor Drug Paraphernalia, and Criminal Possession of a Firearm. Bond $25,000

Jacob A. Norman, 26, Greenfield Circle, Manhattan
· Arrested on charges of: Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $2,500

Denaal L. Thompson, 29, S. 15th Street, Manhattan
· Arrested on Riley County District Court Warrant for Distribution of Methamphetamine and Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. Bond $10,000.

David W. Bonney, 28, 2500 Farm Bureau Road, Manhattan
· Arrested on charge of: Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. Bond $5,000

Gregory B. Kloppe, 28,2500 Farm Bureau Road, Manhattan
· Arrested on charge of: Possession of a Controlled Substance. Bond $2,000.

Tracy L. Koontz, 23, 2500 Farm Bureau Road , Manhattan
· Arrested on charge of: Possession of Controlled Substance. Bond $2,000

James L. Ellis, 23, Kings Road, Manhattan
· Arrested on charge of: Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $2,000.

Currin M. Ayer, 25, 2500 Farm Bureau Road, Manhattan
· Arrested on charge of: Endangering a Child. Bond $1,000.

Deborah S. Bedard, 49, Roever Road, Manhattan
· Arrested on charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $2,500.

Ashley D. Brandon, 31, North Lake St., Riley, KS
· Arrested on charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $3,000.

Jason M. Hicks, 31, N. Juliette Ave., Manhattan
· Arrested on charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $2,500.

Betsy L. Fox, 39, Tabor Valley Road, Manhattan
· Arrested on charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $3,000.

Melissa M. Tisdale, 30, Chicago Avenue, Manhattan
· Arrested on charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $3,000.

Jesse J. Fox, 24, Redwood Place, Manhattan
· Arrested on charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $3,000.

Delores K. Mulanax, 54, Redwood Place, Manhattan
· Arrested on charges of: Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $1,500.

Regann K. Steinhauer, 21, Topeka
· Arrested on charges of: Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond $3,000.

Eric J. Tucker, 27, S. Clay Street, Junction City
· Arrested on Riley County District Court Warrant for Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Distribution of Methamphetamine, and Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. Bond $10,000.

Riley County Police anticipate additional arrests to be made. As a result of these investigations, officers came into contact with eight children who were taken into police protective custody and later placed with juvenile intake.

The Riley County Police Department and its staff would like to thank the surrounding jurisdictions involved as well as the Riley County Attorney's Office for their assistance in making this endeavor possible.


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