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K9 finds drugs at traffic stop
Alan D. Phillips
Alan D. Phillips

A Great Bend man was arrested Monday night after drugs were found during a traffic stop, according to a Great Bend Police Department news release.

At about 11:11 p.m. Monday, an officer with the Great Bend Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the 4300 block of 10th St. for an equipment violation, the release notes. Officers contacted the driver and only occupant of the vehicle identified as Alan D. Phillips, 32. 

While checking his driver’s license, Barton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Nick Katzenmeier and K9 Maxx arrived on scene. After preforming a sniff of the outside of the vehicle, Maxx indicated to the presence of illegal narcotics. 

A search of the vehicle was conducted and methamphetamine and paraphernalia were located. Phillips was arrested and booked at the Barton County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, driving while suspended and no proof of insurance.      

The GBPD was assisted by the BCSO.