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$100,000 in methamphetamine seized by joint law enforcement agencies
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Combined operations and cooperation between local law enforcement agencies made another big methamphetamine bust last Wednesday.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office, the Great Bend Police Department, the Ellinwood Police Department, and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation joined together to seize two pounds of methamphetamine, with a street value estimated near $100,000.
Deputy Richard Allen of the Barton County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle driven by Gabriel Garmen of Hoisington for a traffic violation. Methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia were located in the vehicle. Upon further inspection of the car, a safe was also located. A search warrant was obtained for the safe and more than two pounds of methamphetamine was located inside.
Garmen was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.
A second suspect was linked to the safe. The other suspect is identified as 36-year-old April Addison of Great Bend.
Both are still in custody at the Barton County Jail. They are both charged with possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.
They are being held in lieu of a $300,000 bond.
This is the second seizure of more than two pounds of methamphetamine in the last several weeks.
All law enforcement agencies in Barton County are committed to the enforcement of drug laws and arrest dealers. If you’re selling we’re making house calls, said Baron County Sheriff Brian Bellendir.