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Search warrants net drug arrests
Elijah Cheney
Elijah Cheney

Three people were arrested after search warrants were served at a Great Bend apartment Friday afternoon, according to a Great Bend Police Department news release.

At about 2:24 p.m. Friday, the GBPD responded to The Reserves at Trail Ridge Apartments located at 811 Grant Street in Great Bend in reference an ongoing narcotics investigation, the release notes. 

Upon arrival, officers executed a narcotics search warrant inside Apartment 221 where Elijah Cheney, 22, resides. During a thorough search of the apartment, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and items of evidence for distribution were located. 

Steven Sexton II, 31 and Cheney were located at the apartment and placed under arrest. A third individual was also located inside of the apartment and arrested as well. The third individual was a 17-year-old juvenile female whose identity is not being released at this time. 

Great Bend Police Department K-9 officer, along with K-9 Menta responded to the scene to assist. After Menta was deployed, the K-9 indicated to an odor of illegal narcotics coming from Sexton’s vehicle. It was secured and a second search warrant for the vehicle was executed for illegal narcotics. 

During the execution of the vehicle search, GBPD detectives located marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a firearm. 

Cheney and Sexton were transported to the Barton County Detention Center and booked in lieu of bond. The juvenile female was arrested and later released to Juvenile Intake. 

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with any information in reference to this case is urged to contact the Great Bend Police Department at 620-793-4120 or Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300.

Steven Sexton II
Steven Sexton II