A joint coordination between Dodge City Police Department’s Patrol and Special Investigation Divisions and the Gray County Sheriff’s Office into suspected illegal narcotics trafficking, lead to the arrest of two individuals on July 14.
During the initial investigation, DCPD officers and detectives were able to identify an alleged suspect and vehicle description.
The investigation led to the belief that the vehicle was transporting a large quantity of illegal drugs.
Information was relayed to the Gray County Sheriff’s Office as DCPD requested their assistance due to the vehicle traveling westbound from Dodge City.
Eventually a Gray County Sheriff’s deputy spotted the vehicle believed to be involved in the case, entering Cimarron, Kans.
During the subsequent stop, two occupants of the vehicle were detained by the deputy while DCPD detectives arrived to assist.
A loaded handgun, a large quantity of methamphetamine and suspected fentanyl pills were located hidden in the vehicle following a roadside investigation and were seized.
Exact amounts are pending lab tests due to the hazardous nature of the substances.
The two occupants were arrested and booked into jail on various narcotics violations.
“Due to the investigation’s ongoing nature, the suspects’ names and other details are not being released at this time,” said DCPD in a press release on their Facebook page.