BAXTER SPRINGS — Three Baxter Springs residents were arrested last week on drug charges following a month-long investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.
According to CKSO release, a search warrant was executed on Nov. 27 because of suspected drug activity near a Baxter Springs school.
Just before 7 p.m., sheriff’s investigators and the Baxter Springs Police Department served the warrant at 1331 Lincoln Avenue.
“During the course of the investigation, and subsequent search of the home, suspected cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and evidence of drug distribution was seized,” Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves said.
Three suspects were taken into custody. Arrested at the scene were Jacob Eiland, 18, and Hannah Spradlin, 20, both of the home. They each face allegations of possessing marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, felony and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Eiland his being held on $33,000 bond. Spradlin was released on $33,000 bond.
Also arrested was Jordan Lee, 18, of Baxter Springs. Lee posted $3,000 bond on allegations of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
“Drug distribution, regardless of the drug, is an inherently dangerous crime and this case is especially concerning due to the close proximity to one of our elementary schools, the presence of cocaine and the young ages of the suspects involved,” Groves said in the release. "Because of their ages, this case can serve as a good reminder for parents to be engaged with their kids and have open honest conversations about the dangers of drug use and associating with those who chose that type of criminal activity.”