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Names released from Friday drug bust
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The Great Bend Police Department has identified two Hoisington residents who were arrested on drug charges last Friday after a traffic stop. Johnathon Hiserote and Amanda Decker were booked into the Barton County Detention Center.
According to the jail log,  Hiserote was booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and paraphernalia, as well as driving with a suspended license and no proof of insurance, with bond set at $10,000. Decker was booked on a charge of possession of meth, with bond set at $100,000. Both were still in jail as of Monday afternoon.
Officers stopped a vehicle driven by Hiserote for an alleged traffic infraction at 12:45 a.m. Friday in the 800 block of Jefferson. Decker was a passenger in the vehicle. During the stop, the GBPD’s drug-detecting dog, Kia, was brought in and indicated the presence of illegal narcotics inside the vehicle, according to a news release.
“The vehicle was searched and officers located several illegal items including methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia,” the GBPD release continues.
Kia is a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois who joined the GBPD about a year ago. The news release goes on to say that the dog is trained in various skills such as tracking and criminal apprehension, but its primary duty is searching for illegal narcotics. “The above incident is one example of arrests that officers routinely make with Kia’s assistance.”