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Search warrants lead to arrest
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 Barton County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed several search warrants late Thursday night, resulting in the confiscation of a quantity of illegal drugs believed to be methamphetamine, ecstasy and marijuana, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said Friday morning. 
The officers executed a warrant at 265 S. Clay Street in Hoisington at around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Search warrants were also executed on two vehicles that had been located in Great Bend and brought to the BCSO for the search.  
The controlled substances were located and recovered as evidence.
Arrested was Tyler Bowers, 21, Great Bend, on unrelated warrants for probation violations and he remained in custody as of Friday night. Bellendir said he was with one of the vehicles that was confiscated.
There were no other arrests related to the case Thursday.
Formal charges are pending and the investigation is ongoing, Bellendir said. Authorities are waiting for laboratory results to identify some of the substances seized, and more arrests and drug charges may be forthcoming once the results come back.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Hoisington Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.