A special education teacher at Great Bend Middle School was one of three Great Bend residents arrested Wednesday on drugs charges.
Angela Foote was booked into the Barton County jail on a Barton County District Court warrant for possession of methamphetamine, use of a communication facility (such as a telephone) for drug transactions, conspiracy to commit use of a facility for drug transactions, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $25,000.
Capt. Bob Robinson at the Great Bend Police Department said officers arrested Foote shortly before noon at the school, 1919 Harrison St.
Daniel Brungardt, Great Bend USD 428’s assistant superintendent of business and operations, said Foote has been suspended with pay in accordance with school policy. She’s been a special education teacher in the county for eight years. She worked at Ellinwood for one year, and the rest of her tenure has been at GBMS.
Robinson said the arrests were part of an ongoing investigation in which the police department and Barton County Sheriff’s Office are working with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Within 30 minutes of Foote’s arrest, GBPD officers arrested Jordan Hale at 3828 Forest Ave., on a warrant for cultivation, distribution or possession with intent to distribute Tapentadol (an analgesic that is classified as a narcotic and prescribed for pain relief) within 1,000 feet of a school; cultivation, distribution or possession with the intent to distribute hallucinogenic drug; possession of meth; use of a communication facility for drug transactions; conspiracy to commit use of a communication facility for drug transactions; possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $100,000.
The Barton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rebecca S. Milford on a warrant for cultivation, distribution or possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, no drug tax stamp and possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $300,000.
Formal charges are pending and no first court appearances have been scheduled for any of the suspects.