Winfield drug bust leads to arrest of pair

Two Winfield residents were arrested and a dog injured during a drug-enforcement operation Monday night at 2021 Fuller St. in Winfield. 

According to reports, local police, with the assistance of the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office and a regional SWAT team, obtained a search warrant and attempted to enter the home around 8 p.m. 

In her attempt to flee the house, a female suspect allowed the dog, a pit bull, to escape. As the animal ran to attack the officers, a shot was fired wounding the animal and stopping the attack. 

The dog received a minor injury and was treated by a local veterinarian.

A 5-month-old girl was removed from the home by the officers and taken into protective state custody, reports said.

Twenty-eight-year-old Elizabeth C. Timmons was arrested for possession of opiates, aggravated endangering of a child and possession of drug-use paraphernalia. 

Bond was set at $11,000. 

Timmons remained in custody at the Cowley County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon.

Also arrested was Lakisha M. Kemp., who was charged with possession of drug-use paraphernalia.

Kemp’s bond was set at $1,000. 

She also remained in custody as of Wednesday afternoon.

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