Neighbors Stunned by Drug Raid at Olathe Home

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OLATHE, Kan. -- Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration raided a home in Olathe and a warehouse in Lawrence. It was part of a federal sweep that broke up a marijuana ring that spans from the metro to California.

Neighbors say they were stunned to see police.

"Out here in Olathe, we have corn fields," said neighbor Vaughn Airy. "We don't expect anything like this to happen out here."

Vaughn Airy lives two doors down from the two-story house in Olathe that kept federal and local law enforcement officers busy for hours. Airy was stunned to hear that the drug raid happened at 41-year-old Peter Park's home where he lives with his wife and two children.

Airy says the DEA agents firs arrived around 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

"We saw an agent remove a large box and brown bags from the house," he said.

Investigators say the search warrant at the Park's home and a warehouse in Lawrence were tied to an indictment handed down on Monday. It accused Park and 24 others of being part of a drug ring that planned to sell 1,000 kilograms of marijuana in Douglas and Johnson counties.

Investigators say the drug ring with ties to California started in April, 2008.

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