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16 arrested in SEK drug investigation

“Operation Street Sweeper” nets 16 arrests. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Chanute Police Department, and the Allen County Sheriff’s Office made those arrests Thursday following a two-month long joint investigation into the distribution of illegal drugs in southeast Kansas. Read the full press release below:

The subjects were booked into the Neosho County and Allen County Jails for drug-related crimes including the suspected distribution of methamphetamine, and the possession of controlled substances. Criminal complaints have been filed against the suspects in Neosho County District Court. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Arrested during this operation were:

Aubrey M. McKinney, 44, Humboldt, distribution of methamphetamine

Foster A. Curls, 37, Chanute, distribution of methamphetamine

Wade W. Wilson, 48, Chanute, distribution of methamphetamine

Jeremy M. Wilmot, 39, Chanute, distribution of methamphetamine

Shelby T. Young, 27, Chanute, distribution of methamphetamine

Jeffery R. Sinclair, 32, Chanute, distribution of methamphetamine

Heather R. Treiber, 38, Chanute, distribution of methamphetamine

Patrick J. Blanchard, 40, Chanute, distribution of methamphetamine

Brion L. Dinkel, 45, Chanute, distribution of methamphetamine

Rickie A. Blanchard, 29, Chanute, distribution of methamphetamine

Donna R. Brewer, 36, Chanute, distribution of methamphetamine

Tim L. Ingles, 29, Chanute, distribution of methamphetamine

Heather A. Cox, 43, Chanute, distribution of methamphetamine

James A. Briggs, 50, Chanute, distribution of methamphetamine

Jessica M. Coyer, 40, Chanute, possession of a controlled substance

Ashten N. Wilson, 22, Chanute, possession of a controlled substance

The joint operation represented a coordinated law enforcement effort to combat drug violence and reduce the accessibility of illegal drugs affecting southeast Kansas. This investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.

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