Man arrested on drug offenses nearly a year after Crime Stoppers tip

It took nearly a year to build the case initiated by a Crime Stoppers tip, but Wichita police finally arrested two people earlier this week on suspicion of numerous drug-related offenses.

The initial Crime Stoppers tip, called in on Jan. 20, 2012, reported that a man in his 50s was delivering drugs around the neighborhood out of a residence in the 1700 block of North Custer, Wichita Crime Commission executive director Gordon Bassham said in a prepared statement.

An investigation spawned by the tip confirmed the man who lived in the house was involved in the sale and distribution of drugs. When officers entered the house with a search warrant last Saturday, they arrested the man and recovered marijuana, crack cocaine, heroin, numerous prescription medicines of different types, drug paraphernalia, cash and weapons, Bassham said.

They also seized prescription drug pads from a medical facility outside of Wichita.

The man was booked into jail on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of heroin with intent to sell, possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, no tax stamp, criminal possession of firearms, and possession of narcotics, Bassham said.