Several Suspects Facing Federal Charges In Crack Ring Takedown

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

GEARY COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) -- Geary County authorities confirm that seven people have been federally indicted in connection with a massive crack cocaine bust that has netted more than 100 arrests.

The crack ring operation spanned 13 months and involved multiple state and local agencies. The investigation came to a head the second week in May when authorities raided locations in Junction City, Manhattan, Ogden and Grandview Plaza, leading to the 94 arrests and the seizure of drugs, cars and guns.

Officials say it's the biggest drug bust in decades- possibly ever- in the Manhattan and Junction City area.

The Geary County Attorney's Office, Geary County Sheriff's Office, Junction City Police Department, Grandview Plaza Police Department and Kansas Bureau of Investigation have been working the case.

Undercover agents and officers, confidential informants and surveillance were used during the drug probe, dubbed "Operation ADABAG."

Working on intelligence they developed on the streets, drug units in Riley and Geary County worked with the KBI to bring down the drug ring.

More than 180 members of law enforcement were involved in the operation.

Search warrants linked to Operation ADABAG continued in Topeka and Olathe. Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf says the crack ring’s operations stretched from Wichita to Kansas City.

Cars, cash, drugs and guns were seized and a number of children were displaced.

Geary County Attorney Steve Opat says seven people have now been federally indicted in connection with Operation ADABAG. Five of the seven made their first court appearances Monday in U.S. District Court in Topeka.

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