Jan 20, 2023

KBI finds pills believed laced with fentanyl at motel

Posted Jan 20, 2023 2:44 AM
Westfall-photo KBI
Westfall-photo KBI

SALINE COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man for suspected distribution of methamphetamine.

Just after 1p.m. Thursday, Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Gregory “Bo” Westfall, 55, of Salina, at a hotel at 3932 S. 9th St. in Salina, according to a media release from the KBI.

Westfall was arrested for alleged distribution, or possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is suspected to have occurred in November 2022 in Dickinson County. The arrest was the result of a joint investigation by the KBI and the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office.

After KBI agents arrested Westfall, they received consent to search a hotel room that was rented by an associate of Westfall. Agents observed drug paraphernalia in the room. They obtained a warrant to search the hotel room. The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) and the Salina Police Department assisted by offering K-9 officers to aid in the search.

During the search they uncovered methamphetamine, counterfeit oxycodone pills believed to be laced with fentanyl, and an illegal firearm. A female subject was also detained for questioning.

Westfall was booked into the Dickinson County Jail. Additional charges are pending, according to the KBI.