Jun 21, 2022

Arrest made during community engagement patrol

Posted Jun 21, 2022 8:17 PM

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.

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