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Riverton search warrant turns up drugs, 4 children removed from home

Four children have been removed from a home in Riverton after a drug search warrant. Read the full press release below:

As part of an investigation into suspected criminal activity, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 6924 SE 72nd Terrace in Riverton on Monday afternoon.

During the course of the search, investigators discovered suspected methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia along with a pit bull. (The pit bull is mentioned because it’s illegal to own a pit bull in Cherokee County)

Arrested at the scene were 38-year-old Donald Ray Skinner and 28-year-old Kimberly Vanauker. Both suspects were taken into custody on allegations of Possessing Methamphetamine, Possessing Marijuana, Possessing Drug Paraphernalia, Four Counts of Aggravated Child Endangerment, Animal Neglect and Harboring a Pit Bull.

Both suspects are being held in the Cherokee County Jail in lieu of $16,500 bond each.

“I’m very appreciative of the efforts by our deputies and investigators as well as those with the Kansas Department of Children and Families, who worked to remove four children, all under the age of 8, from unsanitary and potentially dangerous home conditions today,” stated Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.

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