Detectives and deputies from the Barton County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at 1411 18th St. in Great Bend, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Two men were arrested on drug charges.
“The warrant was executed as part of an ongoing methamphetamine distribution case,” Bellendir stated in a news release. “The residence was secured without incident and two suspects were taken into custody. Brent Bretz, age 41, who lived at the residence, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Also arrested at the scene was Michael S. Johnson, age 43, of rural Great Bend. Johnson was charged with possession of methamphetamine.”
During the course the investigation detectives discovered methamphetamine, firearms, explosives and drug paraphernalia, Bellendir said. He said additional charges may be filed by the Barton County Attorney’s Office after reviewing the case.
Bretz was arrested and transported to the Barton County Jail where he was booked on charges of distribution of methamphetamine and is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond. Johnson was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. He posted a $10,000 bond and was released later that day.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Great Bend Police Department Detective division.