Meth, pot, guns, explosives found in KS drug bust - KCTV5

Meth, pot, guns, explosives found in KS drug bust

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The Johnson County Sheriff's Office said a large amount of methamphetamine was found in two homes in Kansas, one located in De Soto and the other in rural Leavenworth County.

But that is not all they found.

During the bust, police found marijuana, guns, explosives and stolen property during two search warrants served Wednesday.

While all appeared quiet Thursday at the home in De Soto, KS, nearby businesses said that wasn't the case the day before.  The home was swarmed by police, and a bomb squad was even called in to destroy some explosives found inside on Wednesday. 

"The sheriff's deputies conducted two search warrants: one in Johnson County and the other in Leavenworth County. The result of those search warrants was the seizure of methamphetamine, marijuana, some guns and what we're calling at this time some explosive devices," said Deputy Rick Howell with the Johnson County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities are not releasing the names of the three people arrested at the two homes involved because the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

"There was a large amount of drugs confiscated. At this time, the investigation is ongoing. We don't know the totals at this point. That will probably be forthcoming," said Howell. 

KCTV5 did ask authorities if the meth was being produced in the homes, which puts other families in that area in danger.

"We are not sure of total involvement with the meth, and don't know if they were making it or just selling. We do know it was a large collection of it, but not sure if they were manufacturing it," said Howell.

The sheriff's office said they began their investigation into this operation three to four months ago and are working with other agencies in this case.

Robert Marvin Baitey has been charged with cultivating and distributing meth.

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