HUTCHINSON— This month the Hutchinson-Reno County Drug Enforcement Unit and the Reno County Sheriff’s Office arrested six individuals for various drug offenses.
In a media release, authorities reported the investigation started over five months ago and used an undercover officer posing as a high school student at Hutchinson High School, Nickerson High School and Buhler High School.
The Administrations of the schools, worked in cooperation with law enforcement, being proactive while at the same time overseeing the rights of the students.
The undercover investigation started after several drug overdose incidents involving kids. The intent of this investigation was to continue into other school districts, however was terminated due to student safety concerns.
Arrested on March 5, was Colton Gomes, 16, 24 Detroit, South Hutchinson.
Charges include the sale of LSD within 1000 feet of a school, no tax stamp and unlawful use of a communications device.
Arrested on March 20 was Jonathan Thiessen, 21, South Hutchinson, with a bond of $5,500. Charges include the sale of marijuana, within 1,000 feet of a school. He had an additional charge of possession of marijuana at time of his arrest.
Jaedan Kidd, 19, Hutchinson, has a bond of $5,000 for the sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school.
Deonte Tiniakos, 16, Hutchinson, was arrested for two counts of the sale marijuana, sale of amphetamines and unlawful use of a communications device.
nika Gabhart, 17, Hutchinson, was arrested for the sale of Valium and the sale of marijuana within 1000 feet of a school.
Eric Crow, 15, South Hutchinson, was arrested for the sale of LSD.
Sheriff Randy Henderson said “these arrest should not reflect negatively on these school districts.”