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Great Bend police make six drug arrests
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Krystal Halseth

The Great Bend Police Department made multiple arrests on drug charges Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Police Chief David Bailey’s office released the following information on Monday:

Around 9:30 p.m. Friday officers were dispatched to the 4100 block of 10th in reference to Daniel Bartonek, 49, being in the area and having an active warrant. The officer located Bartonek driving in the area and conducted a traffic stop. Bartonek then ran from the vehicle on foot and the officer apprehended him and arrested him on the warrant. Bartonek was also in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia at the time of his arrest. He was booked into the Barton County Jail for the warrant, interference with law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked in lieu of $10,000 bond on the new charges and is being held with no bond for the warrant for probation violation.

At 6 p.m. Saturday, offices again received information about the location of an individual with active warrants. An individual at 2710 19th St. reported that Jamie Moore, 27, had broken a window and hit him in the head with a stick. Police did not find Moore until around 9 p.m., when they were dispatched to the 2400 block of 10th Street to look for her. She was taken into custody and at that time officers also located methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Moore was booked for a probation violation warrant with no bond; for felony obstruction and possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, in lieu of $10,000 bond; and for aggravated battery and criminal damage to property in lieu of $50,000 bond.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday, a GBPD officer stopped a motorist driving without headlights in the 1600 block of 10th Street. When the officer contacted the driver, Luis Reyes, 21, he could smell an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Reyes was booked for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was released after posting a $2,500 bond.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, an officer conducted a traffic stop at Casey’s General Store, 2716 10th St. Great Bend Police K-9 Lazar indicated an odor of illegal narcotics inside the vehicle. Officers searched the vehicle and located methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Krystal Halseth, 23; Bailey Klein, 21; and Brayden Powell-Rand, 18, were booked into the Barton County Jail for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Halseth’s charges also included trafficking contraband into a correctional institution, improper lane change and possession of a depressant. Her bond was set at $50,000.

Klein and Powell-Rand were each booked in lieu of $10,000 bond.

Anyone with information about these crimes, or any other crimes, can contact the Great Bend Police Department, 620-793-4120, or call Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300 or 888-305-1300.