Suspected methamphetamine and stolen guns were seized when the Barton County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant last Friday at 1434 17th St. in Great Bend, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said. Two suspects were arrested.
More suspected meth and a stolen pickup were found Monday in an unrelated case.
“On Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 sheriff’s detectives developed information as to the whereabouts of stolen property and controlled substances in the city of Great Bend,” Bellendir stated in a news release. Search warrants were obtained around 4 p.m.
“Upon execution of the warrant, deputies located a sizable quantity of methamphetamine, scales, packaging material and a large sum of U.S. currency. Sheriff’s officers also located numerous items that had been reported stolen, including firearms.”
Arrested at the scene were Rodney Miller Jr., 32, and Catlin Alexander, 28, both of Great Bend. They were transported to the Barton County Jail and booked on charges of distribution of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, felony possession of stolen property and possession of a firearm with controlled substances. Both are being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by detectives from the Great Bend Police Department.
Stolen truck, more meth
On Monday, deputies were dispatched to 417 SW 10 Avenue in rural Barton County to investigate a civil dispute.
“During the course of the investigation, sheriff’s deputies discovered that a blue 1998 Ford Ranger pickup at the location was a stolen vehicle from Sedgwick County Kansas,” Bellendir stated. “Also while at the residence a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine was discovered and seized.”
Bellendir said that incident is still under investigation by the BCSO. “A suspect has been identified and warrants will be sought from the District Court. Arrests are expected forthwith.”