Police arrest three on drug charges

5/14/2013

By the Telegram

By the Telegram

A Garden City woman and two Garden City men were arrested Sunday on drug-related charges.

According to a press release from the Garden City Police Department, Marisa Garcia, 21, 307 N. Second St., Garden City, was arrested on allegations of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a school, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, no Kansas drug-tax stamp, trafficking contraband into a correctional facility and driving while suspended.

Jeronimo Alarcon Jr., 19, 950 N. Jennie Barker Road, Garden City, was arrested on allegations of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a school, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, no Kansas drug-tax stamp and criminal use of a weapon.

Rufilio Sandoval, 30, 611 Teitelbaum Ave., was arrested on allegations of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, felony possession of drug paraphernalia and no Kansas drug-tax stamp.

According to the release, GCPD officers made a routine traffic stop at approximately 7:36 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of North Eighth Street. Garcia was the driver of the vehicle and Alarcon and Sandoval were passengers. During the traffic stop, officers searched the vehicle and found 117.05 grams of suspected methamphetamine and items of drug paraphernalia consistent with the distribution of illegal drugs. Officers found five small bags of suspected methamphetamine and additional drug paraphernalia in the possession of Sandoval.

Garcia was initially arrested on the allegation of driving while suspended, but 6.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine were allegedly found hidden on her when she arrived at the Finney County Jail, the release said.

It is alleged Garcia and Alarcon were in the process of trading tattoo equipment to Sandoval in exchange for methamphetamine.

Garcia, Alarcon and Sandoval are being lodged in the Finney County Jail.

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