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These offense reports were released this past week by law enforcement agencies:


Possession of stimulants, other drugs, and paraphernalia

A gram of solid methamphetamine, a milliliter of liquid meth, nine lorazepam tablets, a glass pipe, and a syringe were reported seized at 12:45 a.m. July 2 after deputy Joshua Meliza investigated what he thought was an abandoned Ford Escape on Indigo Rd. near 80th Rd.

According to monitored police transmissions, Meliza discovered a Hillsboro woman with a revoked driver’s license inside the vehicle, which was registered to a Wichita man.

The deputy’s drug-sniffing dog, Karma, indicated the possibility of illicit drugs, according to transmissions. After searching the car, Meliza arrested Julie M. Snyder, 43, of Hillsboro.

Snyder was booked into Marion County Jail but released 14 hours later after posting a $10,000 surety bond.


Drunken driving, firearm and marijuana possession, open container, revoked license, speeding

Two smoked marijuana cigarettes, two open bottles of vodka, and a 9mm handgun designed to be easily concealed were reported as seized after a red 2020 Ford EcoSport with a dealer tag was stopped at 11:48 p.m. Friday for speeding eastbound on US-56 near Upland Rd., east of Marion.

Officer Aaron Slater reported that he smelled alcohol and noticed an open container after stopping the sport utility vehicle. Deputy Joel Womochil and Sheriff Jeff Soyez arrived and administered a field sobriety test. The driver was placed under arrest, and the vehicle was searched.

Dimitri L. Dixon, 55, of Great Bend, formerly of Marion, was booked into county jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants, possession of firearm while under the influence, transporting an open container of alcohol, possessing marijuana, driving while his license was revoked, and speeding.

He was released 12 hours later after posting a $2,500 surety bond.

Possession of meth and drug paraphernalia

An undisclosed quantity of methamphetamine was seized after a 2000 Chevrolet Venture was stopped at 2:19 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of S. Lincoln St. for a malfunctioning brake light.

Officer Aaron Slater’s drug-sniffing police dog, Blue, indicated the scent of drugs from the vehicle, Police Chief Clinton Jeffrey said, and a subsequent search led to the location of the undisclosed amount of meth. An official offense report has not yet been released.

The vehicle’s occupant, Kevin W. Geren, 50, Marion, was arrested on suspicion of possessing meth and unspecified drug paraphernalia, having no proof of liability insurance, not carrying a driver’s license, and having a malfunctioning brake light. He was taken to county jail, where he was held in lieu of a $10,000 surety bond.

Last modified July 13, 2022