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Dozens arrested in KBI drug investigation

More than 40 people have been arrested as part of a two-month investigation into narcotics distribution in western Kansas by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, authorities said.

The investigation focused on counties along the Colorado border and in northwest Kansas, according to a statement released by the KBI. Most of the 41 arrests took place between Monday and Wednesday.

“This effort represented a coordinated law enforcement response in combating drug violence and reducing the accessibility of illegal drugs impacting western Kansas and eastern Colorado,” the KBI statement said.

Suspected crimes include distribution or possession of meth, distribution or possession of marijuana, multiple weapons violations and several other drug-related crimes. The arrests took place in the Kansas counties of Cheyenne, Ellis, Greeley, Logan, Rawlins, Sherman, Thomas and Wallace.

More arrests are anticipated, officials said.

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