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Traffic stop results in drug arrests
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A Great Bend Police Department traffic stop at 12:25 a.m. Saturday resulted in two men from Norton being arrested on drug charges in the 1000 block of Main Street.

According to reports, Cecil Eugene Petrie, 52, was booked into the Barton County Jail on a charge of distribution of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school (Riley Elementary), and turn signal and insurance violations. Michael Charles Foster, 29, was booked on charges of distribution of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of school and possession of paraphernalia. He was also booked on a Great Bend Municipal Court warrant for contempt and a Newton Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear.

Both were booked in lieu of $300,000 bond.

After the traffic stop near the Eagles Lodge on Main Street, the GBPD K-9 Lazar was deployed to conduct an exterior sniff of the vehicle. After that was completed, police determined a search of the vehicle was warranted. They reportedly found suspected cocaine, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle and took the driver, Petrie, and passenger Foster into custody.

Michael Foster
Cecil Petrie