Two Iolans were arrested by the Iola Police Department for methamphetamine offenses, following a Walmart theft investigation.
On Jan. 31, it was reported to IPD that three tablet computers, binoculars, two knives and a cell phone were stolen from Walmart. The items were valued at $1,000.
Officers worked with Walmart employees to review the security footage. John Kent and Kayla Devoe were identified in the footage as those who had allegedly stolen the merchandise.
Officers executed a search warrant for an address in the 200 block of North Third Street. During the search, officers discovered apparent drug-related materials.
Kent was arrested on charges of possessing methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, marijuana and felony theft. Devoe was arrested for possessing drug paraphernalia and felony theft. Charges are being sought through the Allen County Attorney’s Office.
IN AN unrelated case, On Feb. 2 Richard Freimiller, Humboldt, was arrested by the Iola Police Department on a warrant through the Allen County District Court for allegedly manufacturing a controlled substance, distributing market precursor for unlawful use and use of communications facility in commission of felony.
Iola Police Chief Jared Warner said Freimiller’s arrest was in connection with methamphetamine manufacturing arrests in January. The investigations were reported in the Jan. 24 Register.