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Pair of Wichita men arrested on suspicion of methamphetamine

Marijuana, narcotics, paraphernalia also seized by Arkansas City Police Department

Arkansas City Police Department logoTwo Wichita men were arrested July 4 on drug charges and a warrant for parole violation in the parking lot of Casey’s General Store, 1425 N. Summit St.

Billy Jack Brumley, 54, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug-use paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a narcotic.

He also was arrested on a Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) warrant for parole violation.

Brumley was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of $16,000 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City.

He remained in custody at the time of this release.

Martin Luther Harris, 64, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug-sale and drug-use paraphernalia, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of methamphetamine.

Harris was transported to and booked into the county jail in lieu of $21,000 bond through Arkansas City district court. He also remained in custody at the time of this release.

An Arkansas City Police Department officer pulled into the convenience store’s parking lot at 12:39 a.m. July 4.

He immediately recognized the passenger in the vehicle next to his as being Brumley.

He suspected that Brumley had an active warrant for his arrest and a warrant check was conducted.

After learning of the KDOC warrant for Brumley’s arrest, the officer ordered Brumley out of the vehicle and handcuffed him.

During a search of the vehicle, officers located marijuana and methamphetamine on both sides of the front passenger compartment.

There also was a cellophane baggy containing narcotics between Brumley’s seat and the passenger-side door.

Harris had several different smoking devices near his seat. He also had two different types of scales with residue, baggies and pre-packaged marijuana.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.