Jan 15, 2020 1:00 AM

SWAT team helps DEA arrest wanted Kan. felon for alleged drug distribution

Posted Jan 15, 2020 1:00 AM
Hidalgo has 3 previous drug convictions and one for driving while suspended, according to the Kansas Dept. of Corrections
Hidalgo has 3 previous drug convictions and one for driving while suspended, according to the Kansas Dept. of Corrections

SHAWNEE COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas felon on new charges after a drug bust.

December 10, the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit and SWAT Team assisted the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with the service of a narcotic search warrant in the 1200 block of SW Medford in Topeka, according to Sgt. Todd Staulbaumer.

Officers seized methamphetamine, marijuana and firearms from the residence. They also  Alex Hidalgo,32, of Topeka on requested charges of narcotic distribution.

Three juveniles, including a seven month old and 2 four-year olds, were placed into police protective custody pending a hearing due to being in the environment where narcotics were located and used.  

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Jan 15, 2020 1:00 AM
Kansas man admits driving getaway car in series of robberies
Harris photo is being held in Harvey County

WICHITA, KAN. – A Kansas man admitted driving the getaway car in a series of commercial robberies, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

Shaiquille Harris, 26, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty this week to four counts of robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. In his plea, Harris admitted participating in robberies at the following stores: Kwik Shop, 710 W. 29th,  Kwik Shop, 3959 S. Hydraulic, Kwik Shop, 3601 E. 47th South and the QuikTrip, 2821 E. 31st South, all in Wichita. 

Harris admitted that in each case he drove and a co-defendant entered the store to commit the robbery.

VonFange photo Wilson County

Co-defendant Brelen VonFange, 28, Wichita, Kan., is awaiting trial.

Sentencing for Harris is set for April 13. He could face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each robbery count and up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearm charge.