COLUMBUS, KS.--- Tense moments this afternoon in Columbus as police raid a home for drugs. Officers raided a home in the Southwest part of town. There were roughly 20 officers between the Columbus Police Department, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol. While many of those were involved with apprehending the suspects and searching the home, several of them were needed for traffic control along the section of Minnesota Street the officers closed during the search.
Just after two o'clock this afternoon, officers entered a home at 517 South Minnesota. Police Chief Chuck Sharp says three males and one female were arrested with possession of paraphernalia and dealing. He wouldn't comment on what kinds of drugs, or how much was recovered from the scene, but did say he believes this is one of the hottest drug houses in Columbus. The Kansas Highway Patrol did bring in a drug dog to search the property, after three dogs belonging to the suspects were removed. Sharp says this is just part of a long investigation.
"At this house, we've been observing different drug transactions for the last two years, and only yesterday were we finally able to obtain enough information to get a search warrant," said Chuck Sharp, Chief Columbus Police Department.
Sharp says the investigation is ongoing, and could result in more arrests.
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