Drug suspect arrested twice in two days
Search after first arrest leads to second set of charges
A Marion man was arrested Friday on a warrant and suspicion of two drug offenses, then arrested again Sunday evening on a new set of charges while still in jail from the first arrest.
Brady L. Blazek, 25, was arrested Friday by sheriff’s deputies on a warrant for failure to report an accident. He was also arrested on suspicion of possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Bond on those charges is $8,500. Blazek is listed in jail records as living in Hillsboro.
At 6:43 p.m. Sunday, Marion police executed a search warrant at Blazek’s residence at 516 S. 3rd St., where moving trucks were on the property. Police chief Clinton Jeffrey said officers found 19.3 grams of methamphetamine, .9 gram of heroin, baggies, scales and other items that indicated sale of methamphetamine. Located also was a .45 caliber Colt handgun.
Blazek, still in jail, was again arrested, this time on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Bond on those charges is $7,500.
Sunshine Country Preschool is within 1,000 feet of Blazek’s residence.
According to a Kansas Department of Corrections website, Blazek was convicted in 2016 in Barton County of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and endangering a child.
Jeffrey said Marion police and the sheriff’s office worked together before Blazek’s first arrest Friday because he’d raised their suspicions.
“This has been going on for some time,” Jeffrey said.
Jeffrey said the case is the first heroin arrest he’s aware of in Marion.
“That’s not the most methamphetamine that’s ever been found in the city, but one of the higher amounts found,” he added.
Jeffrey said police found nothing that led them to believe Blazek was making methamphetamine.