Police: Kansas man had drugs, cobra in his home

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GREAT BEND, Kan. (KAKE) -

Police in central Kansas have arrested a 25-year-old man who had drugs and a Coral Cobra snake in his home. 

Great Bend officers were called Tuesday afternoon to a report of a man in possession of an exotic venomous snake. They arrived in the 1000 block of Taft and made contact with Ari Hooley, who admitted to owning the snake. 

Police said on Facebook that the cobra bit Hooley the day before and that he'd received medical attention for the injury. 

"HOOLEY refused to cooperate with the GBPD Officers and turn the snake over to animal control officers," the Facebook post says. "The Great Bend Police Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence. The reptile was located at the residence, which had been decapitated and buried by the owner, prior to officer’s arrival."

Officers also found evidence of cultivation and distribution of a large quantity of hallucinogenic mushrooms as well as marijuana and paraphernalia. 

Hooley was booked into the Barton County jail for unlawful cultivation or distribution of controlled substances within 1000 feet of a school, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and no drug tax stamp. He was held on $300,000 bond. 

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