4 nabbed on drug counts after searches in AC

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By Shane Farley
January 14, 2013 - 4:18:16 pm

Four people were arrested over the weekend as part of a months-long investigation into the sale of meth and other drugs in Ark City, police said.

After six months of looking into sales thought to be taking place at a residence at 1108 North A, authorities with multiple law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at the home Friday. Police Chief Sean Wallace said the search turned up meth and drug paraphernalia.

Three people, a man and two women, were taken into custody that day.

On Saturday, as a result of the continuing investigation, authorities searched a residence in the 1400 block of S. Fourth St. in Ark City. Investigators found, meth, narcotic drugs, paraphernalia and an illegal firearm that had the barrel modified and its serial number removed.

The following people have been arrested in connection with the investigation and face charges:

FRIDAY

Bennett Whitney Cable, 42, Ark City, was booked on counts that include sale of meth, possession of meth, use of a telefacsimile device to facilitate a drug transaction and other drug-related charges. He remained in jail Monday, according to jail records, and his bond was set at $22,000.

Georgia Kaylee Pitts, 27, Ark City, was booked into jail for possession of meth and drug paraphernalia. She remained in jail Monday on $6,000 bond.

Dee Ann Thompson, 46, Ark City, faces charges for selling meth, possession and driving while suspended. Her bond is $17,000 and she remained in jail Monday.

SATURDAY

James Shannon, 60, was arrested for possession of meth, paraphernalia, cocaine, criminal use of a weapon and defacing identification on a firearm.

The Cowley County Drug Task Force along with the Arkansas City Police Department, Cowley County Sheriff’s Department, Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Southern Kansas Swat Team executed the warrants. An investigation is ongoing.

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