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Police suspect cannabis distribution near school
new slt pot bust

Great Bend Police officers arrested one individual who allegedly distributed cannabis within 1,000 feet of Jefferson Elementary School, Chief Clifton D. Couch said Friday.
A search warrant was executed at approximately 6:16 p.m. Thursday at 2915 24th St., which is two blocks from the school. The warrant was served by the Great Bend Police Department with the assistance of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
In a news release about Thursday’s raid, Couch reported that “officers located numerous items of drug paraphernalia, a large quantity of firearms and more than a pound of cannabis in the residence.”
They also found “various packaging items and other paraphernalia, as well as a surveillance system hooked up to numerous outdoor cameras that allowed the occupants of the house to monitor the exterior of the building.  These items, taken together, led officers to believe that this house was used for the selling of illegal substances.”  
The jail log for Thursday shows Brady Blazek was booked into the Barton County Jail on a charge of “distribution of  certain drugs within 1,000 feet of a school” and his bond was set at $100,000.
The Great Bend Police Department reminds the public that anyone can report suspicious activity by contacting the Police Department by calling 620-793-4120. Citizens can also leave anonymous tips by contacting Crimestoppers, 792-1300.