Authorities arrest 14 in Reno County drug distribution cases

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KAKE) -

Authorities in Reno County say they've arrested 14 people in connection to drug distribution cases. 

Capt. Steve Lutz with the sheriff's office says 13 were arrested Wednesday and another was arrested Thursday. The locations of the arrests were in several different areas of Hutchinson, South Hutchinson and rural Reno County. 

"These arrest warrants stemmed from drug distribution cases that began about a year ago by the Reno County Drug Enforcement Unit," Capt. Lutz said. "So far approximately 65 arrest warrants have been issued for subjects of these investigations."

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He said some of the suspects had multiple warrants issued for them. Some arrest warrants were served on suspects already in custody. 

More arrests are expected. 

Here are the names of those arrested Wednesday and Thursday:

  • Carolyn Herren
  • Casey Meade
  • Christina Groves
  • Dawn Gunn
  • Donald Trass
  • Jamie Davis
  • Joseph Franklin
  • Joseph Winkler
  • Larry Felker
  • Mandy Franklin
  • Martin Althaus
  • Phoebe Shaylor
  • Duane Schwindt
  • Robert Harris