Jan 25, 2020 2:00 AM

Sheriff's K9 helps in arrest of Kansas drug suspect

Posted Jan 25, 2020 2:00 AM
Christina A. Armstrong photo Jackson Co.
Christina A. Armstrong photo Jackson Co.

JACKSON COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas woman on numerous charges after a traffic stop.

On Wednesday afternoon,  Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped a northbound 1999 Honda Civic near 214th Road south of Holton for a traffic infraction, according to Sheriff Tim Morse.

A Jackson County Sheriff’s K-9 responded to the scene. The K-9 alerted on the vehicle, which resulted in the search of the vehicle. The investigation resulted in locating a quantity of marijuana and methamphetamine.

The driver, Christina Ann Armstrong, 42, of Seneca was arrested by deputies. Armstrong was booked into the Jackson County Jail for the following: Felony possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony interference with law enforcement. 

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Jan 25, 2020 2:00 AM
Calif. man cashed stolen tax refund checks in Kansas

KANSAS CITY (AP) —A man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison with no parole for participating in a scheme to cash more than $447,000 in stolen tax refund checks.

Dante L. Chestnut, 31, of Ontario, California, pleaded guilty in July 2019 to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Chestnut admitted that he and others stole tax refund checks from the mail in April 2016.

They then used driver's licenses and other identification documents to cash the checks at Academy Bank branches in Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, and Colorado, prosecutors said.