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At least 9 arrested in SEK drug bust

CHANUTE, Kan. – A joint police investigation into illegal drug distribution in Southeast Kansas leads to the arrest of nine suspects with three others pending arrest. It was part of the eight-month long investigation titled “Operation Spring Cleaning.”

(Related article: 3 suspects still wanted in southeast Kansas drug operation)

With assistance from the Neosho County Attorney’s Office, the Allen County Attorney’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office, arrest warrants were issued for individuals related to the distribution of methamphetamine. Officers executed the warrants in Neosho, Allen and Montgomery counties resulting in nine arrests. They were all booked in the Neosho and Allen County Jails.

While executing a warrant at 804 N Garfield in Chanute, Kansas, officers found “suspicious explosive devices.”  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATB) and Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) responded to remove the explosives and provide aid in the investigation.

Authorities arrested the following suspects:

  • Shadow McKinney, 28, Chanute, (2 counts) Distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 ft. of a school, and Distribution of methamphetamine
  • Kerry Wilson, 41, Chanute, (6 Counts) Distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 ft. of a school
  • Anna Stockenbrand, 31, Chanute, (2 counts) Distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 ft. of a school
  • Dedra Bright, 36, Cherryville, Distribution of methamphetamine
  • Gina Perez, 37, Chanute, (2 counts) Distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 ft. of a school
  • Michael Naff, 35, Chanute, (2 counts) Distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 ft. of a school
  • Ellen Fisher, 34, Iola, Distribution of methamphetamine
  • Quintin Obermiller, 30, Iola, Distribution of methamphetamine
  • Markus K. Steeves, 47, Chanute, (2 counts) Distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 ft. of school property, Criminal use of an explosive

Three suspects are pending arrest in connection to the operation:

  • Kevin Pratt, 45, Iola, (2 counts) Distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 ft. of a school
  • Jessica Rogers, 39, Iola, Distribution of methamphetamine
  • Timothy J. Mishler, 30, Chanute, (2 counts) Distribution of methamphetamine

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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