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Traffic stop leads to arrest
new slt sohm arrest

A traffic stop Sunday afternoon in rural Great Bend resulted in an arrest on drug charges, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir reports.
Around 12:55 p.m. on Jan. 7, Deputy Sheriff Michael Pata conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of NW 50 Road and NW 20 Avenue. The officer identified the driver of the vehicle as Jason Sohm, 38, of Great Bend, a known suspect who was allegedly driving while his license was revoked.
“During the course of the traffic stop officers became aware of circumstances that indicated the suspect may be in possession of controlled substances. A K-9 officer was called from the Stafford Police Department leading to the discovery of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia,” Bellendir stated in a news release.
Sohm was transported to the Barton County Jail and booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and driving while revoked. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.