Barton County Sheriff’s office detectives made two separate arrests Monday night, one at 11 p.m. and another at 2 a.m., for possession of suspected methamphetamine. The two unrelated cases were initiated by traffic stops.
According to a press release from Sheriff Brian Bellendir, detectives conducted this first traffic stop in the 5500 block of 10th St. The driver was Savannah Sullivan, 22, of Great Bend.
The Barton County K-9 Kia conducted a “sniff” on the exterior of the suspect vehicle and indicated controlled substances were inside. Detectives located a substantial amount of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana.
Sullivan was placed under arrest and transported to the Barton County jail without incident and is being held in lieu of a $100,000 bond on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Around 2 a.m. on Tuesday the same detectives observed a suspicious vehicle near the intersection of 11th and Williams Street. The detectives interviewed the driver, Joel Davis, 51, of Lyons, and once again K-9 Kia was put into action.
“The dog indicated on the vehicle and methamphetamine as well as drug paraphernalia was located,” Bellendir said. Davis was arrested and transported to the Barton County jail. He is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.