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Five Cowley residents arrested on suspicion of drugs, firearms

Howell, C. Walker accused of meth; Carrillo, K. Walker, Wyckoff had warrants

Arkansas City Police Department badgeARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (Oct. 16, 2018) The Arkansas City Police Department arrested five Cowley County residents Oct. 11 in connection with a traffic stop that turned up drugs.

Alejandro David Carrillo, 26, of Arkansas City, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He also was arrested on a pair of misdemeanor warrants for failure to appear through Cowley County District Court in both Arkansas City and Winfield.

Carrillo was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of $11,000 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City and $510 bond through Cowley County District Court in Winfield. He remained in custody at the time of this release.

Jessica Maria Howell, 29, of Winfield, was arrested on suspicion of one felony count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and two felony counts of possession of opiates, as well as one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Howell was transported to and booked into the county jail in lieu of $13,500 bond through Arkansas City district court. She since has posted bond and been released from custody.

Cody Dewayne Walker, 31, of Arkansas City, was arrested on suspicion of felony counts of criminal possession of a firearm, interference with a law enforcement officer and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, as well as one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Walker was transported to and booked into the county jail in lieu of $15,500 bond through Arkansas City district court. He remained in custody at the time of this release.

Kyesha Rashaun Walker, 30, of Arkansas City, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. She also was arrested on an Arkansas City district court warrant for probation violation, with no bond on that warrant.

Kyesha Walker was transported to and booked into the county jail in lieu of $2,000 bond through Arkansas City district court. She remained in custody at the time of this release.

Daniel Lee Wyckoff Jr., 49, of Arkansas City, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He also was arrested on three felony warrants for probation violation through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City.

Wyckoff was transported to and booked into the county jail in lieu of $6,000 bond through Ark City district court. There is no bond on the three warrants. He remained in custody at the time of this release.

Officers were surveilling a residence located at 1226 S. Third St. about 2 p.m. Oct. 11 when they observed Wyckoff, who was known to have active warrants, leaving the residence with a female and another male. Wyckoff entered a silver passenger car, which left and was stopped by officers.

Wyckoff then was taken into custody and searched. He was found to be in possession of a syringe.

The female, later identified as Howell, exited the vehicle and was searched. Police found a white powdery substance on her person. She also was taken into custody. Officers asked the other male passenger to exit the vehicle. He was identified as Cody Walker.

The driver and front passenger then exited the vehicle. The driver was identified as Carrillo and the female passenger as Kyesha Walker. Both were found to have active district court warrants for their arrest.

When officers began searching the vehicle, a tan purse was located on the rear passenger floorboard of the vehicle.

In the purse, police found a substantial quantity of a crystalized substance, a silver scale with crystalized residue on it, two syringes with a brownish-clear fluid and several small plastic baggies.

Under the front passenger seat on the floorboard, they found a loaded firearm with live ammunition.

Several items of drug paraphernalia also were found in the vehicle. All five individuals were arrested on suspicion of drug possession and served with their warrants. Cody Walker also was arrested on suspicion of possessing the firearm.

The vehicle was seized and escorted to the police department.

Officers applied for a search warrant for 1226 S. Third St. After executing the search warrant, they found numerous syringes with substances in them, along with a leafy green substance in a brown cigar.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.