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BCSO arrests six following Wednesday search of Great Bend residence
Drug Search
Officers from the Barton County Sheriff’s Office search a residence at 701 Odell St. Wednesday morning.

A morning search by the Barton County Sheriff’s Office at a Great Bend residence resulted in a total of six arrests Wednesday.

According to Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, just before 10 a.m. Wednesday, the BCSO executed a search warrant at 701 Odell St. in Great Bend. Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were seized at the scene.

The warrant resulted in the arrest of five individuals at that location and another subject later in the day. 

The following individuals were arrested at the scene:

- Johnny Espinoza, 65, of Great Bend was arrested and booked for distribution of methamphetamine and is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

- Shirley Burrow 42, of  Wichita was arrested for distribution of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. She also had a Barton County District Court warrant for possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and theft. Burrow is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

- Nathan Clanton, 36, of Great Bend was arrested for distribution of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Clanton was also wanted on a parole violation warrant. Bond was set at $50,000 in the current drug case and no bond on the parole violation warrant.

- Christy Contreras, 29, of Great Bend was arrested for distribution of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia Contreras also had outstanding warrants from the Barton County District Court. Her bond is set at $50,000.

- Candace Jones, 50, of Great Bend was arrested for possession of methamphetamine. Her bond is set at $10,000.

The sixth suspect, Ouray Gray, 33, of Great Bend was located later in the day at a business near 24th and Washington in Great Bend. He was arrested for distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school from a previous case. When detectives searched his person after arrest, more evidence of additional distribution was found. Gray was charged with the new offense due to the fact he was within 1,000 feet of Jefferson Elementary School. Gray is being held in lieu of two separate $100,000 bonds.

All six suspects remain in the Barton County Jail as of Thursday afternoon. They are all waiting formal charges by the Barton County Attorney’s Office.

Additional arrests are expected as detectives look for two additional suspects in the case.