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BCSO deputies arrest GB man on narcotics charges
Matthew Cooley
Matthew Cooley

Barton County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 34-year-old Great Bend man Thursday afternoon after discovering suspected narcotics in a search of a local residence.

According to Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, on the afternoon of Sept. 23, BCSO detectives and deputies executed a search warrant at 2301 Jackson St. in Great Bend. During the course of the investigation, deputies confiscated more than two ounces of suspected methamphetamine. They also located suspected drug paraphernalia, distribution paraphernalia and prescription drugs.

A Great Bend man, identified as Matthew Cooley, 34, was arrested at the scene. He was transported to the Barton County Jail where he was booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of prescription medication. He is being held in lieu of a $300,000 bond.

Bellendir also said just over $5,000 in cash and a Nissan pickup were seized at the scene and asset forfeiture proceedings have been initiated.