UPDATE: Five Emporians charged with drug distribution; authorities seize drugs, guns, vehicles Featured

UPDATE: Five Emporians charged with drug distribution; authorities seize drugs, guns, vehicles KVOE News file photo

Five Emporians now face charges for alleged drug activity as part of a joint investigation involving Emporia Police and the Lyon County Sheriff's Office.


Authorities say three pounds of marijuana, 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine, three vehicles and three firearms were seized during the investigation that culminated with the arrests Sept. 7:

*Amanda Alvarado, age 33
*Cole Bowen, age 35
*Luis Guillen, age 25
*Seana Herron, age 21
*Jacob Rodriguez, age 36

Guillen and Herron are both charged with drug distribution within 1,000 feet of a school, two counts of drug paraphernalia and other counts. Court documents show these charges stem from a warrant search at 935 Lincoln, with drug sale activity alleged within 1,000 feet of Emporia Christian School. Authorities say they seized over 14 grams of meth and three pounds of marijuana along with scales, guns, a rifle, and other drug-related items. Guillen and Herron have a preliminary hearing Oct. 10.

Rodriguez, meanwhile, faces two counts of drug distribution within 1,000 feet of a school, as well as single counts of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture drugs, paraphernalia with intent to use and illegal use of a communication facility. Court documents indicate the charges against Rodriguez come after Emporia Police officers say they conducted two controlled drug buys last week at 2 South Exchange near Sacred Heart School. Authorities say they seized better than 700 grams of meth and that Rodriguez traveled to Kansas City on Sept. 7 to pick up a kilogram of meth for drug activity in Emporia. Rodriguez's preliminary hearing is at 2:30 pm Oct. 3.

Alvarado and Bowen are charged with distributing stimulants and possessing paraphernalia with intent to manufacture a controlled substance. Court documents say this followed a search warrant at 713 Whittier, where the two lived. Authorities say they found almost 30 grams of meth at the house.

3:10 pm Thursday

Earlier Thursday, KVOE News reported on the arrests of three individuals for what appeared to be two separate cases. Emporia Police now says those arrests were part of a single operation and the arrest count is now up to five.


Last Friday, police officers and Lyon County deputies conducted a joint investigation in Emporia. Arrested were:

*Amanda Alvarado, age 33
*Cole Bowen, age 35
*Luis Guillen, age 25
*Seana Herron, age 21
*Jacob Rodriguez, age 36

Authorities say three pounds of marijuana, 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine, three vehicles and three firearms were seized during the investigation.

Amanda Alvarado

Cole Bowen

Luis Guillen

Seana Herron

Jacob Rodriguez

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