Limited Information On DEA Raids In Topeka, Law Enforcement Tight-Lipped

By: Josh Mabry / Sarah Plake
By: Josh Mabry / Sarah Plake

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- No law enforcement agencies will comment on yesterday's federal Drug Enforcement Administration raids on several Topeka homes, but 13 news has some new information.

The raids 13 News were tipped about were in the area of the 2400 Block of Southeast Michigan.

Wednesday, a 13 News review of bookings into the Shawnee County Jail sheds some light on those raids.

13 News examined all arrests showing the words "Hold Federal." Ten of those were booked into the jail all day Tuesday, and seven of the 10 have the additional phrases "Hold For Immigration and Customs" and "Hold for Ice," which is Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

As of Wednesday, the arrest records were the only new piece of the puzzle 13 News could find.

Tuesday 13 News was referred to Kansas U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom's office in Wichita for any information on the raids. Wednesday morning, U.S. Attorney spokesman Jim Cross told 13 News he would not have any information and could provide no further detail on the DEA-led raids of Tuesday.

The Topeka Police Department was assisting federal authorities Tuesday with an investigation in the 2400 block of Michigan, TPD said Tuesday morning.

Few details were released early Tuesday morning, but a Topeka Police spokesperson told 13 News that officers were assisting the DEA with a federal investigation.

No other information was provided, and no new updates were released by Topeka Police or federal authorities as of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Stay with WIBW-TV and wibw.com for the latest on this developing story.


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