- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CHETOPA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a Kansas man who is suspected of growing marijuana in a park in a small town in the southeast corner of the state.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that the 54-year-old man was arrested Monday after attempting to flee from law enforcement in a boat. He is accused of cultivating the marijuana on an island in Elmore Park in the Labette County town of Chetopa. He also is accused of criminal possession of a firearm because he had a past felony conviction.

Sheriff’s deputies, Chetopa police officers and KBI agents were involved in his arrest.

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