SHAWNEE COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating two suspects on weapons charges after a Tuesday traffic stop that shut down Interstate 70.
Just before 2 a.m. Tuesday, police stopped an eastbound 2007 Mercedes on Interstate 70 just east of Macvicar for a traffic violation, according to a media release.
Through investigation of the traffic violations, officers located two firearms, a large amount of methamphetamine and other illegal substances. Also located in the vehicle were items of size and wiring to be determined suspicious devices.
Kansas Department of Transportation assisted with signage to indicate both west and east bound lanes of I-70 would be closed until the suspicious items could be deemed safe. TPD Bomb unit responded and determined the items to be non-hazardous, nonexplosive.
Federal partners in the ATF and DEA were called to assist as both occupants were determined to be felons in possession of firearms as well as illegal substances and taken to into custody.
Both lanes of the Interstate were reopened just after 7a.m.
SHAWNEE COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities reopened Interstate 70 just after 7 a.m. Tuesday following an investigation.
Just after 4 a.m. police and KDOT closed the Interstate in both directions from 4th to Gage in Topeka, according to the KHP.
The incident started as a routine traffic stop. Officers found a possible explosive devices, according to Shawnee County Communications.
Police have not released details on what they found.
SHAWNEE COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are on the scene of a traffic stop that has closed Interstate 70, according to Topeka Police.
The incident started as a routine traffic stop. Officers found possible explosive devices, according to Shawnee County Communications.
A traffic stop with suspicious devices has both east and westbound lanes of I-70 closed until safety is ensured.
— Topeka Police (@Topeka_Police) December 5, 2017
Both directions of the Interstate between 4th Street and Gage in Topeka, were shut down just after 4 a.m., according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.