33 pounds of meth seized by Kansas Highway Patrol, Baxter Springs assisted in securing the haul

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Drugs were hidden in secret panels that had to be cut open

BAXTER SPRINGS, Ks. — In a social media post Sunday morning around 10:00 AM Baxter Springs Police Department released information regarding their assistance in a Kansas Highway Patrol drug seizure.

“Early this morning the Kansas Highway Patrol made a large seizure of Meth and other drugs near our City. BSPD and BSFD hosted there (sic) visit and assisted in cutting open the secret panels where the drugs were hidden. A big thanks to the Highway Patrol for making the big busts. Ended up with 33 pounds of meth.”

Baxter Springs Police Department

We went to Baxter Springs Sunday morning and individuals at the Baxter Springs Police Department referred us to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

We contacted Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves who told us the same that it was a Kansas Highway Patrol investigation and ge was not able to comment. However we pressed further regarding anyone in custody regarding the drug seizure.

“At this time … No one has been booked into our facility in connection to that stop.”

We have not heard back from the Kansas Highway Patrol. No agencies are denying it occured. They are just deferring official statement information to KHP.

We will have more information when available from the Kansas Highway Patrol.

SOURCE: BAXTER SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT FB

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