Large Drug Sweep Underway In Cowley County

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January 20, 2010

Local, state and federal authorities are in Cowley County as part of an investigation into a large scale drug trafficking operation.

Law enforcement officers went to the Arkansas City area this morning to serve multiple arrest and search warrants. Ark City police said an investigation into the organization that's been importing and distributing narcotics has been continuing for three years.

Agencies involved in this investigation are:
Arkansas City Police Department
Cowley County Sheriff's Office
Winfield Police Department
Cowley County Drug Task Force
Lyon County Sheriff's Office
Kansas Attorney General's Office
Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Kansas Department of Revenue
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Drug Enforcement Administration
Immigration Customs Enforcement
United States Attorney's Office
Cowley Co. Attorney's Office
Kansas Highway Patrol

Other resources utilized:
Tactical Units
South Central SWAT team
KBI High Risk Warrant Team

Specialty Team
Cowley County Tracker Team

K-9 units
Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office
Wichita Police Department

More information is expected later today.


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