Multiple arrested on felony drug charges

Police Department Press Release

August 7, 2019

On Monday, August 5, 2019 at approximately 2:40 p.m., officers and detectives of the Pittsburg Police Department executed a search warrant at 1902 S. Broadway St., Apt. 8 in Pittsburg. This search warrant pertained to the possession and distribution of illegal drugs. Following the execution of the warrant, both residents of the apartment were taken into custody. The subjects are identified as follows:

22-year-old Austin Joseph Commons, of Pittsburg, and 23-year-old Audra Lynn Amaral, also of Pittsburg. They were charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Felony possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia

Commons and Amaral were transported to the Crawford County Jail, where they were being held in lieu of $7,500 bond each.

Later in the afternoon at approximately 4:45 p.m., officers and detectives responded to 1005 E. 4th St. Apt D. in Pittsburg after receiving a tip about 23-year old Codey Michael Allmon, of Pittsburg, being at the apartment. Detectives had attempted to apprehend Allmon on July 30, 2019 on a felony probation violation warrant, however, he fled officers and managed to evade arrest.

Upon arriving at the apartment, officers and detectives were granted permission by the tenant to search the apartment for Allmon. Allmon was located inside the apartment and taken into custody without incident. While searching the apartment for Allmon, detectives noticed items of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in plain view inside the apartment.

Detectives obtained a narcotics search warrant for the apartment and performed a complete search once the warrant was obtained. Items located during this search included; suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a stolen firearm, and counterfeit currency and equipment used to produce counterfeit currency. The following individuals, all residents of the apartment, were arrested in connection to this investigation and will be charged as follows:

23-year-old Codey Michael Allmon:

  • Felony Kansas Department of Corrections Parole Warrant
  • Felony interference with law enforcement
  • Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute
  • Felony possession of Methamphetamine
  • Felony possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor)
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Counterfeiting currency
  • Felony interference with law enforcement (related to incident from July 30th)

20-year-old Destiny Rochelle McFarland:

  • Felony interference with law enforcement
  • Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute
  • Felony possession of Methamphetamine
  • Felony possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor)
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Counterfeiting currency

27-year-old Tasha Jan Trotnic: 

  • Felony interference with law enforcement
  • Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute
  • Felony possession of Methamphetamine
  • Felony possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor)
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Counterfeiting currency
  • Criminal use of a weapon
  • Criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Possession of stolen property

39-year-old Gary Wayne Grace:

  • Felony interference with law enforcement
  • Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute
  • Felony possession of Methamphetamine
  • Felony possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor)
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Counterfeiting currency
  • Criminal use of a weapon
  • Criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Misdemeanor Labette County warrant

19-year-old Rachael Joy Haslett:

  • Felony interference with law enforcement
  • Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to distribute
  • Felony possession of Methamphetamine
  • Felony possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor)
  • Possession of marijuana

All arrestees were transported to the Crawford County Jail, where they are each being held in lieu of a $25,000 bond. The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time.
We appreciate Pittsburg community members taking an active role in keeping our city safe. Pittsburg Police Department encourages all citizens to report activity they believe to be criminal, this would include information about the whereabouts of persons wanted in connection to criminal activity or with active warrants.

Anyone having information related to this incident, or other incidents, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at our tip line, 620231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

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