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Topeka man arrested on drug, firearm, firework charges

James Hartpence, 53, was taken into custody Thursday on a search warrant related to an ongoing...
James Hartpence, 53, was taken into custody Thursday on a search warrant related to an ongoing investigation, authorities said.(WIBW)
Published: Jul. 2, 2021 at 1:41 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Topeka man was arrested Thursday on multiple charges after police found drugs, a gun, and homemade fireworks during a search warrant.

James Hartpence, 53, was taken into custody in the 3700 block of SW Moundview Ct.

Topeka Police said they served a warrant in that area related to an ongoing investigation.

During the search, officers found drugs, drug paraphernalia, homemade fireworks, and a gun.

Hartpence was booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections. He faces charges of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia with the intent to distribute, aggravated endangering a child, and use of a communication facility in the commission of felony drug violation.

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