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Great Bend Man Arrested on Fentanyl Distribution Charges

By Lucky Kidd GREAT BEND, Kan. — A 35-year-old Great Bend man was arrested Tuesday evening on fentanyl distribution charges.The Barton County Sheriff's Office said Chet Whetham was taken into custody after deputies executed a search warrant at his residence... Read More.

New Taskforce Announced to Combat Fentanyl in Kansas

By Kansas Bureau of Investigation TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP), and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced a new collaborative initiative to combat fentanyl in Kansas called the Joint Fentanyl... Read More.

Kansas Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Fentanyl Distribution

TOPEKA, Kan. (KNS) – Last month the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Attorney General’s office announced a new task force aimed at cracking down on fentanyl distribution in the state. But drug policy experts say enforcement efforts don’t address the root issue of... Read More.

Hutchinson Man Arrested for Fentanyl Possession

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – On Wednesday, March 29, 2023, officers with the Hutchinson Police Department Special Operations Division arrested Holden S. Walden 31 YOM for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Officers... Read More.

Kansas House Committee Okays Fentanyl Test Strips

TOPEKA, Kan. (KNS) - A Kansas House committee has advanced a plan to legalize fentanyl test strips. The proposal is wrapped into a bill that would also create a state board to look for ways to prevent drug overdose deaths. The test strips can... Read More.