In the early morning hours of Sunday, Harvey County Sheriff’s deputies apprehended four individuals engaged in illegal drug activity in southern Harvey County.


In the early morning hours of Sunday, Harvey County Sheriff’s deputies apprehended four individuals engaged in illegal drug activity in southern Harvey County.

A deputy became suspicious when he noticed a car parked near an anhydrous ammonia storage facility.

Anhydrous ammonia is a chemical with a legitimate agricultural use, but it also is used in the clandestine manufacture of the illegal drug methamphetamine.

When the deputy stopped the car, two people were arrested and items were seized that are used in the manufacture of meth.

The Harvey County sheriff’s K-9 unit tracked and located two additional suspects in a field south of the facility; they were arrested.

All four suspects, David M. King, 18 of El Dorado, Tracie M. Watters, 37, Wichita, Trevor M. Wakefied, 19, of El Dorado, and Brock Urbin, 42, Park City, were transported to the Harvey County Detention Center where they were booked on the charges of attempted possession of anhydrous ammonia in an unapproved container, felony possession of drug paraphernalia and attempted manufacture of methamphetamine.

In fall 2007, the sheriff’s office added a K-9 Unit to its ranks, which began to increase the department’s drug, cash and vehicle seizure rates, a news release said.