Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay returned our email inquiring about the Wichita head shop crackdown. Chief Ramsay says he has heard nothing about any crackdown on glass pipes or bongs, and that these are just rumors.
However, the person running the WPD Facebook page says that a community policing officer from the North Precinct has been going around to the businesses and educating them on the law, but that no enforcement has taken place, and that no businesses have been shut down.
Sources at 42 Below, the shop that has announced it is closing this Tuesday, confirm that a uniformed WPD officer came to their shop and told them that they had until Tuesday to clear out their inventory, or that the law would be enforced.
It would seem, from these conversations, that any threats to enforce these laws, if they are enforceable in this manner, have not come with the blessing or authorization of Chief Ramsay.