02/28/2012

2 Search Warrants Lead to 3 Arrests on Drug Charges

On Monday, February 27, 2012, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Galena Police Department and the Southeast Kansas Drug Enforcement Task Force executed two search warrants in Galena as the result of an ongoing investigation of alleged illegal drug activity. 

Just after 1:00 p.m., investigators served a warrant at 519 McGuire Street.  During the course of the search, officers discovered suspected methamphetamine along with components commonly used in the unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.

Then, at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers executed another warrant at 602 McGuire Street.  At that residence, officers discovered chemicals in various stages of the methamphetamine manufacturing process.

William Rueben Toney, age 33, and Elizabeth Anne Duncan, 41, were both arrested at 519 McGuire. 

Gregory David Winchester, 52, was arrested at 602 McGuire Street.

All three suspects are currently being held without bond in the Cherokee County Jail on allegations of Unlawfully Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursor Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Formal charges have not yet been filed.

Additional arrests regarding this on-going investigation is anticipated.

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