The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, assisted by the Great Bend Police Department, Barton County Sheriff’s Office and Ellinwood Police Department, executed three search warrants in the cities of Great Bend and Ellinwood on Thursday.
Suspected methamphetamine, at least one weapon, and U.S. currency were seized, authorities reported.
The search warrants were the result of a joint criminal investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine. All three warrants were executed without incident by a KBI High Risk Warrant Team. Warrants were served at the three following locations: 102 C Street, Ellinwood; 503 Humbolt Apt. 7, Ellinwood; and 701 Morphy St., Great Bend.
Officials said three adult males were arrested and are being detained at the Barton County Jail in Great Bend pending formal charges with the Barton County Attorney’s Office. Those charges could include possession of methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, possession of a weapon in furtherance of a drug crime and felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer.
Authorities declined to release the names of those arrested.
The Barton County Jail log for Thursday shows Timothie Hart of Hoisington was booked on charges that include possession of methamphetamine, with bond set at $25,000. He was also booked on a Great Bend Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear.
Great Bend Police logs show officers executed the search warrant at 701 Morphy St. at 9:26 p.m. Thursday. At 10:10 p.m. they arrested an 18-year-old male at that address who had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. His bond was set at $288. Police executed another search warrant at that address at 11:13 p.m.
The Barton County Sheriff’s Office logs show the K-9 unit was sent to assist with the search warrant at 103 E. C in Ellinwood at 9:23 p.m., and with the search warrant at 503 S. Humbolt St., L7, at 11:36 p.m.