Search warrant leads to arrest


A Manhattan man was arrested Wednesday as the result of an ongoing investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine and marijuana in the Manhattan and Riley County area.

James O. Smith III, 814 Leavenworth St., Apt. 2, was arrested after officers from the Riley County Police Department carried out a search warrant and seized 2 1/2 ounces of crack cocaine and 1/2 pound of marijuana. The street value of the drugs was more than $6,400, according to a news release from the RCPD.

Smith was arrested for possession of crack cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, no Kansas drug tax stamp, unlawful acquisition of drug proceeds and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $20,000.

According to the release, the investigation is ongoing, and additional arrests are anticipated.