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Rural Arkansas City man arrested on drugs, weapon charges

Brake accused of criminal firearm use, marijuana possession, paraphernalia

Arkansas City Police Department badgeARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (March 16, 2020) The Arkansas City Police Department arrested a rural Arkansas City man March 15 on suspicion of drugs and weapon charges after a routine traffic stop.

Zachary Michael Brake, 30, was arrested on suspicion of one misdemeanor count each of criminal use of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of $3,000 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City.

Brake since has posted bond and been released from custody.

Officers on March 15 stopped a blue passenger car for driving on the left-hand side of the roadway.

They contacted Brake, the driver of the vehicle, and immediately detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside his vehicle.

A subsequent search of the vehicle found a loaded 9-millimeter handgun, a baggy containing green vegetation and two storage containers with green residue. All of these items were taken as evidence.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.