Drug Task Force finds money, weapons, and makes 3 arrests

SALINE COUNTY – The I-135 / I-70 Drug Task Force investigation helped officers make multiple arrests recently, seize several drug-related items and cash.

According to a press release, the task force has been investigating drug trafficking against people in Salina since February.

In the course of the investigation, the task force identified three people who were conducting drug distributions from residential homes in Salina.

With the information revealed during the investigation, the task force was able to obtain search warrants for three locations in Salina.

On July 8, the task force issued a search warrant of an apartment on the 1100 block of N. Ninth Street in Salina and confiscated more than five ounces of cocaine, more than three grams of psilocybin mushroom, more than $ 21,000 in cash, A. 45 caliber semi-automatic handgun and over 20 grams of marijuana and THC gums

Items confiscated in the first house. Photos courtesy of I-135 / I-70 Drug Task Force

According to the task force, arrests are pending in this investigation.

On Tuesday, the task force served a search warrant at 924 E. Kirwin Avenue and confiscated more than a pound of THC wax, more than $ 1,300 in cash, an AR-15 rifle, a 2005 BMW 325i, and more than a pound of marijuanajuice

Items confiscated in the second houseItems confiscated in the second house

In connection with this search warrant, two people were arrested, the task force said.

Oscar Lopez-Garcia Photo Saline CountyOscar Lopez-Garcia Photo Saline County

Oscar Lopez-Garcia, 21, of Salina, was arrested on charges that include possession of marijuana with intent for distribution, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, drug tax stamp violation, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal possession of a firearm.

Antonio Lopez Photo Saline Co.Antonio Lopez Photo Saline Co.

Antonio Lopez, 22, of Salina, was arrested on charges filed on charges including possession of marijuana for distribution, possession of drug paraphernalia, drug tax stamp violation, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of drug receipts.

Items confiscated in the third house.  Photo Saline Co. SheriffItems confiscated in the third house. Photo Saline Co. Sheriff

On Thursday, the Salina Police Department served a search warrant on 627 Washington Street in Salina for the task force. and confiscated more than three grams of psilocybin mushrooms, more than $ 15,000 in cash, a Glock 9mm pistol with three magazines (two extended with 33 rounds), and more than two pounds of marijuanajuice

Zachary Swarts.  Photos Saline CountyZachary Swarts. Photos Saline County

Zachary D. Swarts, 18, was arrested in connection with this search warrant on pending charges of possession of marijuana for dissemination, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, drug tax stamp violation, possession of drug proceeds, and possession of marijuana.

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