May 05, 2021 1:00 AM

Police find cocaine, meth responding to Kan. street fight

Posted May 05, 2021 1:00 AM
Hollingsworth -photo Cowley County
Hollingsworth -photo Cowley County

COWLEY COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating two suspects on drug charges after police found them in the midst of a fight.

Just before 7:30 p.m. May 1, police responded to the intersection of Eighth Street and Forrest Glenn Drive in Arkansas City for a report of a possible motor vehicle accident, according to a media release from police.

At the scene, officers learned the incident was actually a verbal disturbance, not a traffic accident. Police made contact with the driver, later identified as 43-year-old Cassandra Dawn Shaw and her passenger 32-year-old Ansuan Shamarr Hollingsworth both of Arkansas City.

Shaw photo Cowley County
Shaw photo Cowley County

Neither individual was able to produce keys to the vehicle, which was creating a traffic hazard. During an inventory of the vehicle, police found numerous items of drugs and paraphernalia. 

Officers arrested Shaw on requested charges of disorderly conduct-domestic violence and driving with a suspended driver’s license. Officers arrested Hollingsworth on requested charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He also booked on one misdemeanor count each of criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct-domestic violence, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.