On Monday, May 11, 2009 the Seward County Sheriff’s Office and the Southwest Kansas Drug Task Force served search warrants on two Liberal area residences in connection with suspected drug activity.
The first of the two warrants was served at approximately 5:00 p.m. at 408 Baughman, Liberal, following an investigation into reports received that the residences were engaged in the cultivation of Marijuana and sale of Marijuana.
The investigation resulted in 2 felony arrests for cultivation of Marijuana within 1000 feet of a school, manufacture with the intent to deliver within 1000 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia.
22 year old Jose Martinez was arrested on one count of cultivation of Marijuana within 1000 feet of a school, and one count of manufacture with the intent to deliver within 1000 feet of a school.
23 year old Autry Coleman was arrested on one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
The second warrant was served at approximately 10:30 p.m. at 420 S. Roosevelt following an investigation into reports that the residents were engaged in the sale of Cocaine. During the search of the residence, officers found several fraudulent identification documents from Florida, California and Kansas together with an undisclosed amount of Cocaine.
The search resulted the arrest of 27 year old, Pedro Cabrera Gomez for identity theft, possession of Cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officials expect at lease one additional arrest will be made in the coming weeks in connection with this investigation.
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a Court of law.