Great work done by all.
On 9-23-2019 the Dodge City Police Department, along with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Ford County Sheriff's Office, Department of Homeland Security, Kansas Department of Alcohol Beverage Control, The Kansas Highway Patrol, and The Kansas Department of Revenue concluded a lengthy investigation involving the alleged distribution of large quantities of methamphetamine in the Dodge City area.
Early Monday morning the agencies listed above served two federal search warrants in Dodge City and arrested Danny Del Real of Import Automotive. Del Real had a federal arrest warrant alleging six counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine and was taken into custody without incident. The investigation was a year-long group effort by the agencies involved. Without the cooperation of all involved, the operation would not have been possible. The Seward County Sheriff’s Office and Gray County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the two search warrants as well.
On 9-25-2019 the Dodge City Police Department and the Ford County Sheriff’s Office served an arrest warrant on a second suspect in the above case. Pete Avila was arrested on state charges alleging Distribution of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, and Unlawful Acts Involving Proceeds derived from a Drug Transaction. Avila was booked into Ford County Jail.
We greatly appreciate the assistance from each of the agencies, many of which invested countless working hours and financial support in helping us make this case successful. As with any criminal case, please remember that all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are pending.