Rural Baxter Springs residence, Narcotics Warrant service, January 16, 2023.

Rural Baxter Springs residence, Narcotics Warrant service, January 16, 2023.

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. — A man is arrested after meth and firearms are located during a Narcotics Warrant service at a rural Baxter Springs residence on Monday, January 16, 2023

“Around 7:30 a.m., a search warrant was executed on Southeast Prairie Road as the result of an ongoing criminal investigation into suspected drug activity.”

CHEROKEE CO. SHERIFF

Rural Baxter Springs residence, Narcotics Warrant service, January 16, 2023.

Rural Baxter Springs residence, Narcotics Warrant service, January 16, 2023.

The 44-year-old man is being held in the Cherokee County Jail on the following alleged charges:

  • Possess. Meth with Intent to Distribute 
  • Criminal Possess. of Firearms
  • Possess. of Drug Paraphernalia 

The suspect name is withheld per KOAM Policy until formal charges are filed by the Cherokee County Prosecutor.

This is a breaking news story, stay with Joplin News First on KOAM News Now as we continue to learn more.

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Shannon Becker was born and raised in Joplin and began in radio before graduating from Joplin Senior High in 1990. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Missouri Southern State University (1994). Before launching Joplin News First in 2017, he worked in television and radio, overlapping a career in the music industry. He worked with major music artists for 20 years, garnering gold and platinum records to his credit. He comes to KOAM 7 News Now-CBS/FOX (Morgan-Murphy Media) with more than 30 years in media and entertainment. He previously worked for KOAM. He has five children and two grandchildren.