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Saturation Patrol Success


Parsons Police, Labette County Sheriff's Department and the Kansas Combined Anti-Drug Taskforce (K-CAT) conducted a saturation patrol in Parsons over the weekend looking to thwart drug dealers from the street and bring to justice those that are trafficking narcotics into our city.

Commander Kyle Wiford of the K-CAT team headed up the operation and their efforts were successful as they conducted 44 traffic stops during their duties. The result was 15 citations, traffic infractions and misdemeanor and 6 arrests for the weekend, including 1 felony arrest for Possession of Methamphetamines. There were also 2 misdemeanor warrants served.

"I would say that our efforts were a success," according to Commander Kyle Wiford. "We wanted to let people know that we are out in force and I think that message was clearly sent this weekend. Making contacts and letting criminals know that we are looking for them is part of crime prevention and any crime prevented is a success."

Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks said, "we want to stomp out drug dealers from our streets but that takes time. This was a great effort and a continued partnership with Labette County Sheriff's Department will only bring more success in the future. We will continue to partner using the K-CAT taskforce to zero in on illegal drug possession and sale. Sheriff Darren Eichinger and I are committed in out partnership to work together to weed out our drug dealers not only in Parsons but all of Labette County."

If you witness any suspicious or illegal activity in your neighborhood or in town please don't hesitate to 'See It, Hear It, Report It' at (620) 421-7060 or 911 in case of an emergency. You can also report suspicious activity at our website and sign up for alerts to stay notified about the activity in our great city.

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