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Wednesday Night Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

Drug ArrestOne man was arrested and another remains on the loose after a Wednesday night police traffic stop at 13th and Fossil in Russell where methamphetamine was found in the vehicle.

According to a recent police report, Cory Baker, a passenger in the 1998 Pontiac, was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia. He was then transported to the Russell County Jail.

The driver of the vehicle, Zachary McCulloch of Russell, fled the scene on foot. According to Russell Police Chief Dale Weimaster, McCulloch remains at large as of Thursday morning. When located, McCulloch will be arrested for Driving While Suspended, Felony Obstruction, No Proof of Insurance, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Two other subjects were also in the vehicle at the time of the incident, but they were not arrested.

The initial traffic stop was conducted by a Russell Police Officer based on the knowledge of a suspended license for McCulloch, but Russell County Sheriff's Deputies and a Kansas Highway Patrolman later responded to help look for McCulloch. However, they were unsuccessful in locating him. 

The incident occurred at approximately 10:45 Wednesday night.

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