Feb 14, 2020 5:57 PM

Police: Witness reports drug transaction in Kan. mall parking lot

Posted Feb 14, 2020 5:57 PM
Indy Boland photo Saline County
Indy Boland photo Saline County

SALINE COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man on drug allegations after a Thursday arrest.

Just before 3:30p.m.,  police were called to the Central Mall, 2259 South Ninth Street in Salina for the report of what a witness believed was a drug transaction in the parking lot, according Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester.

The witness told police that a vehicle pulled up to a black, two-door passenger car that had in it two white males who appeared to be in their 20s, he said. The witness saw something exchanged between the two vehicles, according to Forrester.

The witness was able to get the license plate number of the black car, which helped a patrol officer quickly locate the 2013 Hyundai Genesis.

The driver made an improper stop at the Republic Avenue and South Santa Fe Avenue intersection, and the officer pulled the vehicle over for a traffic stop.

When the officer made contact with the driver, he smelled the odor of raw marijuana.

An investigation was conducted and during the search of the vehicle, approximately 25 grams of raw marijuana and 26 boxes of vape cartridges that had THC in them were found, according to Forrester.

Police arrested the driver, Indy Boland, 20, of Salina, on requested charges of drug possession with intent to distribute. A 16-year-old boy  riding with Boland was questioned and released to his mother.