Juvenile arrested on drug and battery charges

By The Mercury

A 15-year-old Manhattan boy is in the custody of the Geary County Juvenile Detention Center after Riley County police detained him Tuesday for several drug charges and battery against a law enforcement officer.

Sgt. Brad Ingalls said officers arrested the boy in a residence on Yuma Street after investigating the smell of burnt marijuana Tuesday evening.

Ingalls said officers made contact with the boy and physical altercation ensued that resulted in one officer being battered. Ingalls said the boy was brought to the police department where he damaged the drywall of an interview room.

He was arrested for conspiracy to distribute marijuana, felony and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug proceeds, battery of a law enforcement officer, interfering with law enforcement and criminal damage to property.

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