Allan M. Firman, III, 32, Augusta, KS, is facing charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after a joint operation by the Butler County Sheriff's Office, The Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force, and the Augusta Department of  Public Safety.


Allan M. Firman, III, 32, Augusta, KS, is facing charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after a joint operation by the Butler County Sheriff's Office, The Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force, and the Augusta Department of  Public Safety.

The crime is alleged to have occurred March 30, 2012, in Sedgwick County, Kansas.
In recent years the number of Methamphetamine Labs has decreased in  the county due in part to the Matt Samuels Act, this act is one that  requires individuals to produce Photo identification in order to  purchase any cold medicine containing ephedrine and pseudoephedrine.
These are the key ingredients used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
The State of Kansas and the United States has seen an increase of  methamphetamine being smuggled into the country from Mexico. The  influx of drugs has made the job of all law enforcement agencies  overwhelming in the War on Drugs.
According to Sheriff Kelly Herzet the users of these drugs have resorted to committing crimes to pay for their drug habit. The increase in burglaries and thefts alone has risen all over the South Central Kansas area.
“It used to be that a person didn't have to worry about locking up their property or leaving items in their vehicles,” Herzet said. “But now the citizens of Butler County need to lock up their outbuildings and not leave anything in the automobiles. If you do need to leave items in your vehicle put it in the trunk. Neighbors need to watch their neighbor's properties and report any suspicious activity to their local Law Enforcement Agency