Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir reports a traffic stop Thursday evening in Great Bend led to a drug arrest and the recovery of stolen property.
Lucas Webster, 36, of Great Bend, was arrested on charges of possession to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and possession of stolen property. He also had two outstanding warrants from Ellis County.
BCSO Deputy Sierra Thorne conducted the traffic stop around 10:20 p.m. in the 5600 block of Broadway Ave. near Lincoln Elementary School, after reportedly noticing the registration plate on the pickup was obscured. Webster was a passenger in the vehicle.
A Great Bend Police Department K-9 unit was called to the scene. The dog indicated a presence of controlled substances.
“Upon searching the vehicle it was found an item belonging to Webster contained suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, multiple cell phones and stolen property,” Bellendir stated in a news release. “The stolen properties were items taken in a burglary at Susank, Kansas.”
It was also discovered Webster was wanted by the District Court of Ellis County. Two no bond warrants had been issued for his arrest.
As of Friday, Webster was being held in the Barton County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond on the Barton County charges and no bond on the Ellis County charges. The driver was released.