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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Osawatomie’s Newest Officer Locates Drugs, Cash During Traffic Stop


Osawatomie police seized cash and several grams of cocaine following a traffic stop

Sunday afternoon near First and Parker.

Officers stopped the vehicle at approximately 3:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Parker Avenue.

During the stop, officers, including the department’s newest member, a Belgian Malinois

named Thor, conducted a brief vehicle search, resulting in the discovery of more than 10

grams of cocaine and cash, which were later seized.

Rayford E. Reed, 56, of Osawatomie, was arrested on multiple charges, including

possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine as well as a similar possession

charge involving the distribution of prescription medication. Reed is also accused of

possessing drug paraphernalia, two counts of no drug tax stamp and transporting an open


Reed has not been charged, and was later released pending further review of the case.

“This was Thor’s third day on the job,” Osawatomie Police Chief David Ellis said. “And I

think this shows he is eager and ready to do his part in making Osawatomie a better place

to live. Deputy Chief Stuteville and I are very proud of all of our officers’ efforts in

addressing drug issues.”

Media: For more information, please contact Osawatomie Police Chief David Ellis at 913-755-2101.  Photo credit: Osawatomie Police Department.

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