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K9 Reveals Drugs and Stolen Gun

10/19/2021

On October 15, 2021, Parsons Police Corporal Kyle Shields and K9 Karim conducted a traffic stop on a white Nissan Armada that had defective equipment. The stop was made in the 2600 block of Chess Ave. The driver, Danny Joe Cash JR, age 30 of Parsons, was found to have a pending Municipal Complaint for an unrelated criminal matter that needed served on him. While waiting for the court paperwork Corporal Shields was able to deploy his K9 partner Karim to conduct a sniff of the vehicle. Karim gave a positive indication, and a search of the vehicle was conducted.

Corporal Shields along with other officers located illegal narcotics packaged for individual sale, digital scale, syringes, along with a semi-automatic Taurus handgun. The handgun was later found to be stolen out of Labette County. The suspected narcotics were field tested and gave a positive indication for Methamphetamine.

Cash was arrested and transport to the Parsons Police Department. The Parsons Police are requesting charges with the Labette County Attorney for Sale and Distribution of Certain Stimulants, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Stolen Property, Criminal Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Defective Tail Lamps and No Liability Insurance.

Corporal Kyle Shields said, "this combined effort between our Patrol Division and K9 Team lead to this bust getting a stolen gun and illegal drugs off our streets. I want to remind citizens that this is a prime example of why traffic stops are so important to the day-to-day activity of policing. It is my hope that Karim and I can continue to find drugs and take them off the street and put the people responsible behind bars to stop them from spreading death in our community."

Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks said, "I knew that our city coming together to make a K9 program happen was going to pay off for our citizens and the future of our great city. I am grateful to the supporters that have donated to the K9 program's start up and continued support of their generous donations to keep the program operational. I am truly humbled by the amount of support that this program has generated. Corporal Shields, Karim and all of us at the police department are grateful."

This continues to be an on-going investigation and citizens are encouraged to "See It, Hear It, Report It." If anyone has any further information on this incident or any other criminal activity, please contact the Parsons Police Department at 421-7060 or call the Tip Line at 421-7057 or email at tips@parsonspd.com.

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K9 Bust with Karim