The Barton County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation executed two search warrants late Monday and early Tuesday in Great Bend. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said suspected methamphetamine was found and five suspects were arrested on drug charges.
Several other agencies were involved in the operation, Bellendir said. It started with information from the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office that resulted in a traffic stop.
“Upon investigation a quantity of methamphetamine was located. Further information was developed and search warrants were executed.”
The searches were in the 2700 block of Morton Street and in the 300 block of Fry Street in Great Bend. Both warrants resulted in confiscation of controlled substances and arrests.
The investigation is ongoing formal charges are pending.
The Russell Police Department and the Great Bend Police Department also assisted.
“The cooperation between the agencies involved demonstrates the willingness of law enforcement in central Kansas to reach out to other agencies in an effort to curtail the drug problem in our area,” Bellendir stated in a news release.