Joe Chapman, Wamego, Zavala booked for drugs; Mindy Chapman on warrant

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested four Arkansas City residents Saturday after serving a drug search warrant in west-central Arkansas City.

Joseph Eugene Chapman, 44, was arrested on suspicion of one misdemeanor count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of $2,000 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. He since has posted bond and been released from custody.

Mindy Lynn Chapman, 46, was arrested on a Cowley County District Court warrant for misdemeanor failure to appear. She was transported to and booked into the county jail in lieu of $500 bond through Arkansas City district court, and she remained in custody at the time of this release.

Richard Louis Wamego, 62, was arrested on suspicion of one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana. He was transported to and booked into the county jail in lieu of $1,000 bond through Arkansas City district court. Wamego remained in custody at the time of this release.

Michael Zavala, 51, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Zavala was transported to and booked into the county jail in lieu of $5,500 bond through Arkansas City district court. He remained in custody at the time of this release.

Police on Oct. 5 executed a search warrant for suspected drug activity at 206 N. Seventh St. During a search of the residence and its occupants, numerous items of marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found.

The Cowley County Sheriff's Office assisted with the search warrant and transportation of the suspects.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.

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