Police seize rifles, meth, explosive from local drug ring bust


Authorities arrested nine people connected to a local methamphetamine distribution on Thursday, according to the Riley County Police.

In addition to the arrests, police seized more than seven pounds of meth, multiple AR-15 style rifles, cash and a pipe bomb.

An investigation into meth distribution led to several search warrants carried out in Riley County, as well as Clay County and Wichita.

Leonardville residents Bryce Williams, 33, Cody Brown, 29, Sara Boatman, 24, Justin Bulk, 23, and Tony Dugan, 35 were all arrested in connection with the case.

Two Riley County residents, Randy Siebold, Sr., 54 and Kevin Siebold, 51, were also arrested.

Additionally, a Manhattan woman was arrested by police. Kathleen Lovgren, 24, was arrested in Leonardville.

Riley County Police, along with the Clay Center Police and Clay County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in Clay Center that turned up a pipe bomb.

Vance Mossburgh, 44, of Clay Center, was arrested for possession of meth with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, criminal possession of an explosive device, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mossburgh was given a $150,000 bond.

Riley County Police also worked with the Drug Enforcement Administration to serve a search warrant in Wichita. Police arrested Anthony Moore, of Wichita for federal drug related offenses and was given no bond.

As the investigation is ongoing, Riley County Police stated that no further information would be available at this time.