At shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday, Barton County Sheriff’s Office deputies served two arrest warrants in Great Bend in conjunction with an ongoing drug investigation.
Arrested Tuesday were Kevin Adam Pekarek, 28, and Stephanie René Crawford, 26, both of Great Bend.
Pekarek was arrested at 1411 20th St. The warrant contained eight counts including a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property, three counts of child endangerment as well as the possession with intent to sell methamphetamine. Pekarek is being held in the Barton County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.
Crawford was arrested at 1438 20th St. Crawford faces charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia as well as three counts of child endangerment. Crawford is also being in held in the Barton County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.
The latest arrests are part of a continuing investigation being conducted by the Sheriff’s Office. On June 17, suspected methamphetamine was found when the BCSO raided one residence in Great Bend and one residence north of the city. Drug-related search warrants were executed. at 1411 20th St., and 323 Marla St. Jose Enriquez and Jacqueline Verduzco-Gonzalez were on charges that included possession with intent to distribute meth, and both remain in custody in lieu of $300,000 bonds; Isreal Klein was booked for possession of marijuana, with bond set at $10,000.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Great Bend Police Department.