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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Search Warrant Results in Arrest of Independence Man

Joshua Blex Mugshot

Joshua Blex, 37, of Independence was arrested at 1005 West 9th Street Thursday morning after a search warrant was served.  Recommended charges against Blex are possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Law enforcement agencies participating in the search at approximately 8 a.m. were the Coffeyville Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Independence Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.  During the search officers recovered silver flatware and antique trophies from a recent Coffeyville residential burglary in addition to illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

According to Police Captain Danny Grigg, the investigation is ongoing, and they anticipate other individuals being arrested.  CPD is asking anyone with information on this incident call Detective Jason Kastler at 620-252-6160. Those wishing to remain anonymous may provide information to the Crime Tip Hotline at 620-252-6133.  

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