2 arrested in Harvey County, caught with more than $10K in meth

Drugs found in a vehicle stopped in Burrton led to the arrests of a man and a woman from Erie,...
Drugs found in a vehicle stopped in Burrton led to the arrests of a man and a woman from Erie, Pa.(KWCH 12)
Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 5:44 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Harvey County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, June 17, announced that it arrested two people from Pennsylvania, accused of possessing drugs with intent to distribute.

The sheriff’s office said David Wayne Dean and Cassie Jo Nichols, both 39 and from Erie, Pa., are being held in the Harvey County jail on $50,000 bonds following their arrests in Burrton. At about midnight Thursday, a deputy responded to the Burrton Kwik Shop on a suspicious person report.

“Upon arrival the sheriff’s deputy found Dean and Nichols doing mechanical repairs on their vehicle in the parking lot. The individuals gave conflicting stories to the deputy, including fictitious identifying information,” the Harvey County Sheriff’s Office said.

The sheriff’s office K-9 was called to the scene to conduct a free air search.

“K-9 Odie indicated drugs were present inside the vehicle, determining probable cause,” the sheriff’s office said.

Inside the vehicle, deputies found about 500 grams of methamphetamine, 19 grams of heroin, more than 100 Fentanyl pills, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia and stolen identification cards.

“The methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $11,000,” the sheriff’s office said.

The Harvey County Attorney’s Office charged Dean and Nichols with one count each of distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of Fentanyl, distribution of heroin, and possession of paraphernalia.

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