By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Three search warrants issued Friday
Four arrested on drug busts
Pile Street location. 2019 drug bust
Pile Street location.

The Barton County Sheriff’s Office began executing a series of search warrants in the City of Great Bend around 7 a.m. Friday, July 19. Sheriff Brian Bellendir said the warrants were the result of several weeks of investigation conducted by Sheriff’s Office detectives.

Warrants were executed in three locations, 2218 Jefferson St., 2811 Meadowlark Lane and 1100 Pyle St. Four persons were arrested on various charges, Bellendir stated in a news release. 

• Sharr Hamby, age 35 of Great Bend, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, violation of registered offender act (drugs), possession of drug paraphernalia and giving false information. Hamby’s bond is set at $40,000. She was taken into custody at the Meadowlark address. Hamby was out on bond on a previous drug case. The bond in that case has been revoked and a no bond warrant has been issued.

• Joshua Frydendall, age 28 of Great Bend, was arrested at 1100 Pyle St. Frydendall was arrested on two Barton County District Court warrants for parole violation. He is being held with no bond.

• Larissa Richards, age 31 of Great Bend, was also arrested at the Pyle St. address. Richards has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal use of a firearm and defacing identifying marks of a firearm. Richards is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

• Kashe Roda, age 30 of Great Bend, was arrested for distribution of methamphetamine. Roda was in the Barton County Jail on an unrelated charge when he was arrested on the new charge. Roda was booked in on July 11 for a parole violation. The current distribution charge stems from investigations prior to the 11th. Roda is being held on the no bond parole violation as well as an additional $100,000 bond for the distribution case.

“As the investigation continues and information is developed, we will pursue any investigation of co-conspirators or others involved. Further arrests may develop,” Bellendir stated.

The BCSO was assisted by a detective from the Great Bend Police Department.