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Driving without a license plate lands two behind Shawnee Co. bars

Latosha Mahkuk, 32, of Mayetta, and Gino Vicchiullo, 28, of Topeka were arrested Sept. 15 after...
Latosha Mahkuk, 32, of Mayetta, and Gino Vicchiullo, 28, of Topeka were arrested Sept. 15 after a traffic stop on NW Rochester Rd.(Shawnee Co. Dept. of Corrections)
Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 11:09 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Driving without a license plate has landed two Kansans behind bars in Shawnee Co.

The Shawnee Co. Sheriff’s Office says two Kansans are behind bars for drug possession and an arrest warrant following a traffic stop in an area of NW Rochester Rd. on Wednesday evening.

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, just before 6 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office said a deputy conducted a traffic stop on a dark green 2004 GMC Envoy without a license plate on NW Rochester Rd. During the investigation, the deputy discovered that the male passenger had a warrant out for his arrest and illegal drugs were found with the help of a K9 Unit.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the driver, Latosha L. Mahkuk of Mayetta, was booked into the Shawnee Co. Dept. of Corrections for possession of methamphetamine and driving a vehicle without a license plate. The passenger, Gino V. Vicchiullo, 28, of Topeka, was booked for a City of Topeka warrant.

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