The names of those arrested Friday afternoon following the execution of a search warrant and the charges against them have been announced, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said Monday afternoon.
On Friday, the Barton County Sheriff’s office executed a search warrant on South US 281 highway as the result of an investigation stemming from a burglary report at Transmission Exchange, a business at that location. An ATV was stolen from there.
Sheriff’s Office deputies developed suspects and were watching the area, and officers observed a suspect vehicle with invalid registration and conducted a traffic stop. The stop resulted in the arrest of Rebecca Ann Muckenthaler, 33, of Colorado.
Muckenthaler was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, illegal registration and no proof of insurance.
Also arrested in the vehicle was Jerrod Espinosa, 30, of Great Bend. Espinosa was booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine as well as an outstanding warrant for probation violation.
Further investigation led officers to the residence at 166 S. US 281 highway which resulted in the arrest of Joshua Graves. 29, of Great Bend. Graves was arrested for criminal damage to property and burglary. Graves also had six outstanding warrants from various jurisdictions.
In addition, arrested at the scene was Jennifer Lopez, 30, of Great Bend. Lopez was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, no tax stamp and aggravated child endangerment.
The stolen ATV was recovered.
Bellendir said he believes there will be further arrests stemming from the investigation.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Great Bend Police Department detectives as well as the Great Bend Police Department K-9 unit.