Reported offenses | Hillsboro Star-Journal


These violation reports were released last week by law enforcement:


Possession of stimulants, other drugs and paraphernalia

One gram of solid meth, one milliliter of liquid meth, nine lorazepam tablets, a glass pipe and a syringe were seized at 12:45 a.m. on July 2 after Deputy Joshua Meliza investigated what he believed to be an abandoned Ford Escape on Indigo Rd. near 80th Rd.

According to monitored police transmissions, Meliza discovered a Hillsboro woman with a revoked driver’s license inside the vehicle, which was registered to a Wichita man.

The deputy’s drug-sniffing dog, Karma, indicated the possibility of illicit drugs, according to transmissions. After searching the car, Meliza arrested Julie M. Snyder, 43, of Hillsboro.

Snyder was jailed in Marion County Jail but released 14 hours later after posting $10,000 bond.


Drunk driving, possession of firearms and marijuana, open container, revoked license, speeding

Two smoked marijuana cigarettes, two open vodka bottles and a 9mm handgun designed to be easily concealed were reported as seized after a red 2020 Ford EcoSport with a dealer tag was pulled over at 11:48 p.m. Friday for speeding east on US-56 near Upland Road, east of Marion.

Constable Aaron Slater reported smelling alcohol and noticing an open container after stopping the SUV. Deputy Joel Womochil and Sheriff Jeff Be arrived and administered a field sobriety test. The driver was taken into custody and the vehicle was searched.

Dimitri L. Dixon, 55, of Great Bend, formerly of Marion, was jailed in the county jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants, possession of a firearm while under the influence, carrying a an open container of alcohol, possession of marijuana, driving while his license was revoked, and speeding.

He was released 12 hours later after posting $2,500 bond.

Possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia

An undisclosed amount of methamphetamine was seized after a 2000 Chevrolet Venture was pulled over at 2:19 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of S. Lincoln St. for a malfunctioning brake light.

Officer Aaron Slater’s drug-sniffing police dog Blue pointed to the vehicle’s drug odor, Police Chief Clinton Jeffrey said, and a subsequent search led to the location of the undisclosed amount of methamphetamine. An official violation report has yet to be released.

Vehicle occupant Kevin W. Geren, 50, Marion, was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and unspecified drug paraphernalia, without proof of liability insurance, without a license to drive and with a faulty brake light. He was taken to the county jail, where he was held in lieu of $10,000 bond.

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