Nov 27, 2020 7:00 AM

Police find drugs, gun during Kansas traffic stop

Posted Nov 27, 2020 7:00 AM
Andrews-photo Jackson County
Andrews-photo Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas couple on drug charges following a traffic stop.

On Nov. 21, a police officer in Hoyt stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation, according to Chief of Police Dan Wentling.

Officers arrested  the driver identified as 52-year old Michael J. Andrews and passenger 49-year old Jennifer A. Courtney  both of Topeka.

During a search of the vehicle, officers found suspected drugs, paraphernalia and a weapon, according to Wentling.

Andrews was booked on requested charges of Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, and traffic infractions.

Courtney-photo Jackson Co.
Courtney-photo Jackson Co.

Courtney was booked on requested charge of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both were booked into the Jackson County Detention Center. Courtney was later released on a $2,500 bond. Andrews remains in custody with a $15,000 bond, according to Sheriff Tim Morse.