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Traffic stop leads to drug arrests
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Two people from Great Bend were arrested early Sunday after a driver initially refused to stop for a Great Bend Police officer, GBPD Chief Cliff Couch reported Monday.
At approximately 2 a.m., an officer recognized the driver, Linda Fernandez, as having a revoked license. She initially refused to stop for police but was taken into custody around 2:09 a.m. in the 1900 block of Main Street.
Fernandez was booked into the Barton County Jail on charges of flee and elude, driving while revoked, no insurance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. She was released after posting a $10,000 surety bond.
A passenger in the vehicle, Hernan Montez, was arrested for an outstanding Barton County warrant for failure to appear, and on charges of possession of meth, marijuana and paraphernalia. His bond was also set at $10,000.
“This is just one example of the arrests that our officers routinely make in our effort to keep drugs off of our streets,” Couch said. “This type of street level enforcement, along with various other initiatives, is part of our commitment to make Great Bend drug-free.”