Drug arrests made as a result of house fire

Advocate of Phillips County – January 26, 2017
Submitted by Newz Group – February 17, 2017

At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017, the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a report of a structure fire in the 300 block of 6th Street in Phillipsburg. Deputies arrived at 346 6th Street and found smoke coming from the home. The property is owned by Shanon Jarvis.

The Phillipsburg Fire Department arrived and quickly extinguished the fire, restricting the damage to the south end of the residence. No one was home at the time law enforcement and fire personnel arrived. The residence suffered heavy smoke and water damage.

After extinguishing the fire, fire personnel determined suspicious material was present in the residence and a search warrant was obtained. The scene was secured overnight by deputized Phillips County REACT members. Phillips County Sheriff’s Office executed the search warrant at approximately 8:00 a.m., Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the residence.

The search revealed possible drug activity at this residence. The investigation continues and charges are pending.

The Kansas State Fire Marshal Office investigators arrived at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 22, 2017 and determined the fire was arson. A suspect was taken into custody at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Charges are pending and that part of the investigation continues as well.


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