Riley County Drug Bust Leads To Three Arrests

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Riley County Police executed two search warrants on Wednesday and Thursday in reference to an on-going investigation regarding the distribution of methamphetamine, cocaine, and other controlled substances.

The two search warrants were conducted at 2108 Mikes Place in Manhattan and 208 Riley Avenue in Ogden.

As a result of the investigation police seized a total of 53.7 grams of methamphetamine, 4.8 grams of cocaine, 37 methamphetamine hydrochloride pills, $1,716.23 in US Currency, and a handgun. The previously mentioned seized drugs have a street value of approximately $6,740.

43-year-old Eric Lipp was arrested for drug possession with intent to distribute, illegal use of a firearm, and interference with law enforcement and several other charges related to the investigation. Lipp is being held on a $70,000 bond.

47-year-old Anita Albano was arrested for possession of drugs with the intent to distribute, and unlawful use of a telecommunications device. Albano is being held with a $10,000 bond.

45-year-old Catherine Hopkins was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. Hopkins is being held with a $5,000 bond.