Atchison Police Arrest Five During Drug Bust at Airport

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 Five are in custody after Atchison Kansas Police intercepted a drug trafficking exchange at the Amelia Earhart Airport.

Police developed a lead that an exchange was expected sometime Wednesday afternoon.

Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson says they started surveillance late in the afternoon and observed a plane of interest around 6pm.

Police seized 42 pounds of high-grade marijuana, a 1952 Beechcraft airplane and an 2008 SAAB vehicle. Three people in the aircraft and two in the car were all taken into custody for possession with the intent to distribute.

“We believe from the investigation so far, that the marijuana was transported here by aircraft from Colorado, it was intended to be transported then to Kansas City Missouri before we intercepted it here at our airport.”

Wilson says when police made the arrest they were very prepared.

Four have given police addresses from Colorado, and the fifth suspect gave police a Kansas City address.

The investigation is ongoing. Chief Wilson expected charges to be formally filed sometime today.

  • Bob Marley

    Oh no, not the devil plant with its roots in hell. Living here in the bible belt is pretty embarrassing.

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  • Jeff Spicholi

    Dude, now what am I gonna do?

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  • Kevin

    Move to Colorado or Washington, And Enjoy

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  • http://St.josephpost travis

    That chief of police dont know high-grade marijuana. Every time he has a marijuana bust he says it is high grade marijuana what a joke. why dont we focus on the meth heads that are running wild in atchison instead of a natural substance from the Earth. Doesnt make much sense to me. 20 people get busted for meth but none of them get any time explain that chief of police. O yeah u cant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Get a new career bud

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  • Huh

    @Travis- If “20 meth people get busted”..The Chief did do his job..Blame the courts bud.

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  • Sweet Daddy

    As if any law enforcement agency would admit to busting any low grade weed?

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  • Wisdom

    Nixon was notoriously hot headed in his hatred toward marijuana. Indeed, Nixon was the one who appointed the Shafer Commission to do the first ever assessment of marijuana policy ever conducted by U.S. Congressmen. He subsequently refused to follow their recommendations, threw a copy of the report in his trash can, and threatened that anyone that photographed him within visible proximity of that report would be fired! Here is just a small taste of what the President found so offensive, as stated by the prestigious commission in their report: “Looking only at the effects on the individual, there is little proven danger of physical or psychological harm from the experimental or intermittent use of the natural preparations of cannabis.”

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  • Wisdom

    And they went on to say: “[T]he criminal law is too harsh a tool to apply to personal possession even in the effort to discourage use. It implies an overwhelming indictment of the behavior which we believe is not appropriate. The actual and potential harm of use of the drug is not great enough to justify intrusion by the criminal law into private behavior, a step which our society takes only ‘with the greatest reluctance.”

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  • Wisdom

    And they also said: “While the judiciary is the governmental institution most directly concerned with the protection of individual liberties, all policy-makers have a responsibility to consider our constitutional heritage when framing public policy. Regardless of whether or not the courts would overturn a prohibition of possession of marijuana for personal use in the home, we are necessarily influenced by the high place traditionally occupied by the value of privacy in our constitutional scheme.”

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  • Wisdom

    Yet, somehow we still wound up with an out of control drug war

    And for you Bible Thumpers What does the Bible say about marijuana? The Bible says that God created hemp for people to use “as meat,” (ie, to consume), that its seed oil is to be used as an ointment, and that cannabis is “to be received with thanks-giving of them which believe and know the truth.” Paul also warned that some people would “speak lies in hypocrisy” and prohibit us from using it.

    It also says that we “shall not bear false witness” about people who use cannabis, nor judge them because that judgement is reserved to the Lord. The Lord hates those who speak lies and sow discord among brethern. For those people harrassed and imprisoned for using cannabis rightfuly, Jesus offers these words of comfort, “Blessed are those persecuted for righteousness’s sake: For theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.”

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