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Posted on: July 10, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Hays PD Media Release: Hays Man Arrested for Distribution of Methamphetamine


MEDIA RELEASE

FROM:
Chief Don Scheibler
105 W. 12th Street
Hays, KS 67601
785-625-1030
dscheibler@haysusa.com

CONTACT:
JB Burkholder
105 W. 12th Street
Hays, KS 67601      
785-625-1030
jburkholder@haysusa.com

DATE: July 10, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUBJECT: Hays Man Arrested for Distribution of Methamphetamine

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Ford County Sheriff’s Office, the Hays Police Department, and the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office coordinated efforts to arrest a Hays man for suspected distribution of methamphetamine.

On Sunday, July 7, at approximately 1 a.m., Fernando Amezquita, 43, of Hays, was arrested along U.S. Highway 56, west of Dodge City, after authorities found approximately six pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle.

Amezquita was arrested for distribution of methamphetamine, and three counts of child endangerment, since his three young children were passengers in the vehicle at the time of his arrest. He was then booked into the Ford County Jail. Bond was set at $150,000.

This operation represented a coordinated law enforcement effort to combat drug violence and reduce the accessibility of illegal drugs impacting Western Kansas.

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