MANHATTAN, Kansas (WIBW) – After the RCPD warned residents of the dangers of fake prescription drugs and fentanyl on Thursday, a man was arrested for distributing drugs on Friday.
the Riley County Police Department said officers arrested Austin Dowling, 28, of Manhattan, for distributing controlled substances that caused an overdose in April. The alleged substances – Oxycodone and Fentanyl.
The RCPD said an arrest warrant was issued for Dowling during an April 2021 opioid-related overdose investigation in Manhattan.
The officer said he arrested Dowling after he was found driving near the intersection of Valleywood Dr. and Barnes Rd. And was taken into custody just before 11 a.m.
The RCPD said Dowling was arrested on warrant on two counts of distributing possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance causing grievous bodily harm and two counts of using a medium. communication for a drug transaction.
Dowling was also arrested on two additional warrants for breach of probation and failure to appear. He is currently confined to Riley Co. jail with a total bond of $ 116,000.
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