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Loitering subject busted on drug charges
Zachary Thompson
Zachary Thompson

A Great Bend man was arrested Saturday night in a motel parking lot on drug charges, according a news release from the Great Bend Police Department.

At about midnight Saturday, an officer from the GBPD was on routine patrol in the area of the Traveler’s Budget Inn, 4200 10th St. The officer observed a male subject, later identified as Zachary Thompson, 26, loitering in the parking lot, acting suspicious. 

As the officer was contacting Thompson, another officer arrived on scene to assist. While speaking to Thompson, an officer located a bag in the area where Thompson had been standing. 

The officer observed a glass pipe sticking out of the bag. When the Officer questioned Thompson about the pipe and bag, he attempted to flee the area. After a brief foot pursuit, Thompson was apprehended and arrested. 

Methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and Thompson’s ID were among items located in the bag. He was transported to the Barton County Jail where he was booked in lieu of bond.  

Anyone with information on this case, or any other case, is encouraged to contact the Great Bend Police Department at 620-793-4120 or Barton County Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300.