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Drug bust near school lands man in jail
Misael Rodriguez mug
Misael Rodriguez

A Great Bend man is in custody on drug charges and for endangering children following a drug bust Tuesday morning about a half block from Riley Elementary School, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.

At about 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Barton County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 1429 9th St. in Great Bend, the sheriff said. Sheriff’s Office detectives had obtained a warrant to search for suspected controlled substances. 

Upon entry, the detectives located suspected cocaine and drug paraphernalia. There were two juveniles in the residence at the time of the search warrant.

BCSO deputies arrested Misael Rodriguez age 45 of Great Bend. Rodriguez was transported to the Barton County Jail where he was booked on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangerment of a child. 

Rodriguez is being held in lieu of a $300,000 bond. 

This is the second time in two days the Sheriff’s Officers have executed search warrants that resulted in finding drugs within 1,000 feet of a school.

Misael Rodriguez 1429 Ninth St.
Pictured are Barton County Sheriff’s Office deputies at 1429 Ninth Street Tuesday morning, the site of a drug bust where Misael Rodriguez was arrested. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO