A Great Bend man was arrested Monday after a search warrant yielded suspected peyote mushrooms, heroin and other drugs, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
Michael “Spike” Croslin, 47, was arrested after attempting to flee from a traffic stop. A passenger in the vehicle was released at the scene.
Deputy Sierra Thorne stopped a blue, 1983 Chevrolet Silverado truck driven by Croslin around 7:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of 25th Street (25th and Morton) in Great Bend.
“The deputy knew the driver of the vehicle had a revoked driver’s license,” Bellendir stated in a news release. “When the vehicle stopped the driver attempted to flee and was apprehended by the deputy sheriff.”
A search warrant was obtained and officers reportedly seized 18 grams of methamphetamine, 5 grams of peyote mushrooms, 3 grams of suspected heroin, various pharmaceutical drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Croslin was booked into the Barton County Detention Center on charges of distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of prescription drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, distribution of hallucinogenic drugs, and various traffic charges. His bond was set at $100,000.
“This is the third time Mr. Croslin has been arrested since November on serious drug charges,” Bellendir said.
The BCSO was assisted at the scene by the Great Bend Police Department.