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Father and sons accused of running Kansas meth operation

SALINA, Kan. | A nearly monthlong investigation by the I-135/I-70 Drug Task Force has ended with the arrest of a Salina father and two of his sons.

Task force members said Wednesday that a third son is also being sought. Lt. Jim Norton said officers conducted a traffic stop, then executed a search warrant at a home.

Authorities said about 2 ounces of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and numerous guns were seized Tuesday night. At least two of the guns were stolen and another firearm's serial number had been removed.

Officers also uncovered "owe sheets," or lists of buyers who owe money for drugs.

Police arrested 53-year-old Bouasone Phouthavong and his sons Saysouphan Phouthavong, and Mathew Phouthavong. They said a third son, Scott Phouthavong, remains at large.

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