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High explosives found during search warrant
new re Search Warrant

Barton County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 1520 Hubbard St. at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday where they located stolen firearms, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, commercial binary explosives and several pounds of other high explosives, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
According to reports, arrested at the scene was Frederick Silas McNett, 31, of Great Bend. McNett was transported to the Barton County Jail and booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of stolen property (firearms), aggravated endangerment of a child and criminal use of explosives.
The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was notified and responded to the scene from Wichita. The ATF took possession of the explosives. One nearby neighbor was asked to vacate the residence until the explosives were removed.
One Sheriff’s Deputy was injured when he was bit twice by a Pit Bull Terrier. The officers used a Taser to dissuade the animal. It was later captured by an animal control officer from the Barton County Humane Society.
The Sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Great Bend fire Department EMS service. McNett is being held in lieu of a $100,000 bond.