Drug Investigation Nets Three More Arrests

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. - On July 30, 2008 and July 31, 2008 investigators from Riley County Police Department along with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, and The Geary County/Junction Drug Task Force with assistance from the DEA executed a series of search warrants in Riley and Geary counties in relation to an on going investigation into the importation and distribution of marijuana and cocaine.

The search warrants in Riley County revealed 5.2 ounces of cocaine with a value of $16,510.00, 20 pounds of marijuana with a value of $16,000.00, and over $2900.00 in cash. Search warrants in Geary County revealed cash in excess of $7000.00, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

This investigation will continue and additional arrests will be made. Drug values are based off the Narcotics Weights & Values published by the U.S. Border Patrol.

Arrested was:

Jose “Pepe” Sanchez Jr. dob. April 27, 1977
222 Kiowa Ct.
Junction City, Kansas
Arrested for :
Possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute within 1000’ of a school

Possession of Marijuana with the intent to distribute within 1000’ of a school

Conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute within 1000’ of a school

Conspiracy to possess marijuana with the intent to distribute within 1000’ of a school

Felony possession of drug paraphernalia

Unlawful use of a communication device for the purpose of drug dealing

No Kansas drug tax stamp (three counts)

Bond: 150,000.000

Arrested was:

Brian A. Gomena dob: October 30, 1980
238 Kiowa Ct.
Junction City Kansas
Arrested for:
Possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute within 1000’ of a school

Possession of Marijuana with the intent to distribute within 1000’ of a school

Conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute within 1000’ of a school

Conspiracy to possess marijuana with the intent to distribute within 1000’ of a school

Felony possession of drug paraphernalia

No Kansas drug tax stamp (three counts)

Bond: 50,000.00

Arrested was:
Michael Sanchez-Saldana dob: May 29, 1981
222 Kiowa Ct.
Junction City, Kansas
Arrested for:
Conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute

Conspiracy to possess marijuana with the intent to distribute

Unlawful use of a communication device for the purpose of drug dealing

Bond: 75,000.00


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