Bond doubled for 5 California men facing drug charges in Riley Co.

Enrique Hinojosa (pictured left) and Victor Daniel Lara (pictured right) are two of three suspects the Riley County Police Department are looking to apprehend.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – Officers with the Riley County Police Department filed a report for the offense of promoting obscenity to minors after police were told that a 14-year-old male suspect showed an inappropriate video of another male using the restroom. This video was shown to others under the age of 18 while in the 900 block of Poyntz Ave. on March 8, 2016 at approximately 7:15 AM. Viewing the video was unwanted by the other juveniles associated with this investigation. Police continue to investigate the matter and at the time of this report no further information was available to release.

Higher bonds have been set for five California men arrested as part of a recent drug seizure investigation in Manhattan. In fact, a judge has doubled them from $40,000 to $80,000 each.

Two arrests happened at a home in the 1200 block of Bertrand Street, just east of the Kansas State University campus. Twenty-three-year-old Donte Westmoreland and 21-year-old Dashaun Perkins were arrested in the bust. Both men are charged with the offenses of “distribution of certain stimulants and distribution of a certain hallucinogenic”.

Tuesday around 3:15 p.m. the Riley County Police Department conducted a joint investigation with the Geary County Sheriff’s Office and the Junction City Police Department into the illegal distribution of narcotics in the Manhattan and Riley County areas. At the time, police alerted the community to three additional men who fled the area who may have posed a danger to residents.

In the very early morning hours Wednesday, March 9, the three men who fled from police were arrested in Topeka after turning themselves in to the Kansas Capitol Police. The previously unknown male suspect was identified at that time. The trio arrested Wednesday face the same charges: Enrique Hinojosa, 20, Victor Daniel Lara, 20, and Jose Jimenez III, 18. All five of the suspects charged are from Stockton, California. The group remained in the Riley County Jail as of Thursday morning.

Law enforcement seized a total of 6.7 pounds of marijuana and 1,045 pills of ecstasy with the assistance of the Geary County Sheriff’s Office, the Junction City Police Department, and the Riley County Police Department K9 Unit.

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