Meth, gun found during S. Topeka traffic stop, 2 arrested

John Coffman, Montanna Luker
John Coffman, Montanna Luker(Shawnee Co. Department of Corrections)
Published: Sep. 21, 2023 at 11:10 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Methamphetamine and a firearm were allegedly discovered during a South Topeka traffic stop that resulted in the arrest of two people.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office says that around 3:15 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, deputies stopped a silver 2010 Hyundai Elantra near SE 45th and SW Topeka Blvd. for a traffic violation.

During the stop, law enforcement officials said they found illegal drugs and a firearm inside the vehicle. As a result, Montanna L. Luker, 30, and John L. Coffman, 48, were both arrested and booked into the Shawnee Co. Dept. of Corrections on:

  • Luker:
    • Possession of methamphetamine
    • Possession of drug paraphernalia
    • Criminal use of a firearm
  • Coffman:
    • Vehicle liability insurance required
    • Failure to pay annual registration or license fee
    • Driving while suspended - 2nd or subsequent conviction
    • Defective wipers - obstructed windshield or window
    • Defective mirror
    • Topeka bench warrant

As of 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Luker remains behind bars on a $1,500 bond. Coffman remains behind bars on a $1,640 bond for his warrant and no bond listed for his other crimes. No court appearance has been set for either.