LARNED — Early Tuesday morning, a traffic stop conducted by a Pawnee County deputy resulted in the arrest of two individuals and the recovery of a sizable amount of meth and white heroin, the street value for which is still to be determined, according to Pawnee County Sheriff Scott King.
Tuesday afternoon, the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office posted the following to Facebook:
“On Tuesday, 01-22-2019, at 00:33 a Pawnee County Deputy conducted a traffic stop in the City of Larned. A search of the vehicle was conducted with other deputies and K9 Noa. Hidden inside in the vehicle was 1.5 Kilos of meth and a Kilo of white heroin. The two subjects in the vehicle were arrested for Possession with Intent to Distribute drugs and currently held on a $100,000 dollar bond each.
“Thank you to the Pawnee County Attorney’s Office for paying for specialized drug training to assist the Deputies in taking dangerous drugs off the streets. Thank you to the Deputies for staying focused on a dangerous job and keeping Pawnee County safe!”
King told the Great Bend Tribune that the amount of suspected heroin recovered was unusual for this area. The two subjects had originated from out of the state and one had indicated they were heading for a community further east, he said.
The Tribune reached out to Pawnee County Attorney Doug McNett, but no further information is available at this time.