3 Arrested In Manhattan Bust, Part Of "Ongoing" Drug Probe

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

RILEY COUNTY, Kan. (WIBW) -- Three men are facing drug charges in Riley County after a drug bust at a Manhattan home.

At 8 PM Wednesday, March 7, 2012, members of the Riley County Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at 1929 Hayes Drive, a house located near the intersection of Tuttle Creek Boulevard and Casement Road in Manhattan.

Three men were arrested at the scene and charged with having drugs and prescription pills.

Linnie Hamilton, 50, from St. George, was charged with Possession of Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) with the Intent to Distribute, Unlawful Use of a Telecommunications Device and Distribution of Hydromorphone (Dilaudid). His bond was set at $7,000.

Et Dooley, 49, who lives at 1929 Hayes Drive, was charged with Possession of Alprazolam (Xanax), Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana and No Drug Tax Stamp. His bond was set at $4,000.

Rodney Roberts, 44, who also lists 1929 Hayes Drive as his home address, was charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. His bond was set at $3,000.

Riley County police officials indicated that all three men were still confined in the Riley County Jail Thursday morning and had not posted bond.

Captain Jeff Hooper, who oversees the Riley County Police Department’s Investigations Division, declined to release details on the bust but told WIBW that the "search warrant resulted from an ongoing criminal investigation into narcotics." Hooper says he anticipates more search warrants in the coming weeks as the investigation continues.


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