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MEDIA RELEASE – Narcotics & Warrant Arrests

Police Department Press Release

June 26, 2024

June 26, 2024

Released by Lt. A. Nance

On Wednesday morning, June 26, 2024, beginning at approximately 06:45 AM, law enforcement officers with the Pittsburg Police Department, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation executed drug search warrants at 405 W 5th Street, 506 W 4th Street, 2107 Timber Lane, and 512 W 4th Street.  The search warrants stemmed from an investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine and counterfeit fentanyl pills.  Upon execution of the search warrants several individuals were detained and evidence was collected.

As a result, 26-year-old Lachelle Ranee Ann Hinman, of Parsons, 48-year-old Casey Lee Gibson, and 25-year-old Dmitri Alexander Stamm, of Pittsburg, were arrested and transported to the Crawford County Sheriff’s office for booking.

Ms. Hinman was arrested for a misdemeanor failure to appear warrant out of Pittsburg Municipal Court.  Ms. Hinman has since bonded out for her warrant posting a $349.00 cash bond.

Ms. Gibson was arrested for felony distribution of methamphetamine (within 1,000 feet of any school property), felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  Ms. Gibson is currently being held without bond.

Mr. Stamm was arrested for felony distribution of narcotics (within 1,000 feet of any school property), felony possession of narcotics, felony possession of stolen property (vehicle), and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Stamm also had a warrant for his arrest out of Linn County Kansas District Court for probation violation stemming from a 2021 distribution case.  Mr. Stamm is currently being held without bond.

While at the jail, Mr. Stamm was found to be in possession of suspected fentanyl pills.  Further charges anticipated to be requested from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office

In total, an estimated nearly 1,000 suspected fentanyl pills were located stemming from this investigation.

Ms. Hinman, Ms. Gibson, and Mr. Stamm are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time.  Anyone having information related to this incident, or other crimes, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at (620) 231-1700, or at our automated tip line, (620) 231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.