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Two Arrested in Drug Bust

The Wakeeney Police Department have arrested two individuals as part of a drug bust. Police Chief Terry Eberle told Hays Post a tip from an informant led to an investigation by officers. As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was executed at a residence in Wakeeney and two suspects were arrested.

James Douglas Smith and Barbara Sue Farber were arrested on multiple drug charges including Cultivation & distribution of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school.  Chief Eberle says that each suspect is being held on $150,000 bond in the Trego County Jail.


Chief Eberle added that this case is leading to additional, separate investigations but he was unable to comment on those at this time.

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  • Free Thinker

    Wow, they look sooooooo dangerous…we need to change our laws.

    • hmmmm

      Change our laws to what? Who cares if they look dangerous or not they were making, growing, and/or doing drugs by a school. To me that sounds pretty darn dangerous to me.

      • Guest

        Marijuana is a drug lolololol

        • Concerned about drugs

          It says Meth. I, for one, don’t want that in my town.

        • Yahooserious

          So is alcohol. That’s was my point. Ty.

        • NOYFB

          yeah whats your point

      • Yahooserious

        1. I doubt you can get 1000 feet from a school in Wakeeney unless you leave town.
        2. Meth is definitely bad, don’t want it around my kids to be sure
        3. who gives a crap about pot. End the d*mn prohibition era laws that punish everyday people.
        4. Alcohol is a drug. I bet I can drink a 5th of whiskey across the street from a school and never get in trouble. Get them for meth, drop the weed charges…

        • NOYFB

          1. that is the point on the 1000 feet from the school
          4. so is coffee

        • JBrown

          um where is the weed charge?

  • NOYFB

    these idiots are old enough to know better

  • Amazed

    what happened to innocent til proven guilty? and then there’s always the real deal, musta been someone arrested last week that brought these two into the lime light- too bad ppl just can’t be accountable for their own actions!!!