On October 2, 2013 at approximately 4:45 PM, members of the Riley County Police Department Investigations Division with assistance from the Patrol Division executed a search warrant in relation to the ongoing investigations into the distribution of illegal drugs in the Manhattan and Riley County area. Upon completion of this search warrant at 604 S. 8th Street, Manhattan, Kansas there were two arrests made as well as drugs and paraphernalia seized.
Arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, conspiracy to distribute marijuana, no drug tax stamp, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful acquisition of drug proceeds was John Martin, 27, of Manhattan, Kansas. He was held at the Riley County Jail at the time of this release on $25,000.00 bond.
Aswad Bartley, 27, of Manhattan, Kansas was also arrested on possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, conspiracy to distribute marijuana, no drug tax stamp, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful acquisition of drug proceeds. Bartley was still confined at Riley County Jail in lieu of $10,000.00 bond at the time of this release.
Those with information on the distribution of illegal drugs in Riley County are encouraged to contact RCPD or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers. By using Crime Stoppers you can remain anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.