HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A community engagement patrol by the Hutchinson Police Department early Monday morning led to the arrest of a Hutchinson man on possible charges of drug distribution and illegal possession of a weapon.
Police took Austin Peterson into custody around 1 a.m. on suspicion of drug distribution for meth and marijuana, drug possession, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a stolen firearm. His bond is set at $50,000.
Peterson was arrested after police were tipped about possible illegal activity in the 400 block of East 5th. Authorities made contact with Peterson and discovered a stolen handgun. A search warrant was issued where police found drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Possible charges could be filed within the week.