4 Face Charges After Manhattan Pot Bust

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Three men and one woman are facing drug charges after police raided a Manhattan apartment, in what Riley County police officials say was an ongoing drug investigation.

On February 24, 2012 at 7:30 AM, a search warrant was executed at 519 N. Manhattan Ave Apt. #13 in Manhattan, KS and police say they found several thousand dollars worth of marijuana.

Phillip C. Malcaluso Jr., 19, who police say is a student at Kansas State University student, was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to distribute Marijuana; Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute; No Drug Tax Stamp & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was held in lieu of $6,000 bond.

Maxwell G. Zinser, 20, was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to distribute Marijuana; Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute; No Drug Tax Stamp & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was held in lieu of $6,000 bond.

Katherine B. Kearns, 19, was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to distribute Marijuana; Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute; Possession of Marijuana & Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was held in lieu of $6,000 bond.

According to arrest reports, Malcaluso, Zinser and Kearns live at 519 N. Manhattan Ave. #13- the scene of the police bust.

Nicholas E. Franken, 19, was arrested and charged with Conspiracy to distribute Marijuana and Possession of Cocaine. He was held in lieu of $3,000 bond. Police say he is from Roeland Park, KS

A total of 12.5 ounces (3/4 of a pound) of marijuana was seized as a result of the search warrant with an approximate street value of $5,500, Riley County police said in a press release.


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