Mar 04, 2024

Kan. man, convicted of burglary, caught with drugs and a gun

Posted Mar 04, 2024 1:00 AM
Burghart-photo Shawnee Co.
Burghart-photo Shawnee Co.

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

On Feb. 29, a member of the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit was in the 1600 block of SE 29th Street in Topeka when he observed what appeared to be suspicious narcotics related activity.

During the investigation, a loaded firearm was located on the individual and illegal narcotics were located inside the vehicle. It was determined that the individual was not permitted to possess a firearm.

Alex J. Burghart, 27, of Topeka, was arrested and booked into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections on requested charges of criminal possession of a weapon by a felon and a felony probation violation.  He has previous convictions for robbery, burglary, theft and for drugs, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.