Drug bust in southeast Kansas seizes $350K in drugs


TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation Thursday reported the seizure of illegal substances worth $350,000 and the arrest of a man following a multi-agency drug enforcement operation.

KBI spokesperson Mark Malick said law enforcement officers served a search warrant about 8:40 a.m. Thursday at a home in the 1100 block of S. Joplin Street in Pittsburg, Agents arrested 24-year-old Austin Gossett on suspicion of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute.

Malick said the drugs seized included approximately 2.5 kilograms of MDMA in tablet form, also known as Ecstasy, and 2.5 kilograms of MDMA in powder form, also known as Molly. The Ecstasy seized is estimated to have a street value of $100,000, and the Molly has an approximate value of $250,000.

Those agencies included in the investigation included the KBI, the Pittsburg Polilce Department, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Alcohol Beverage Control unit and the Department of Homeland Security’s investigations division.

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