The Barton County Sheriff’s Office executed two search warrants Tuesday evening in Great Bend, resulting in three arrests and the seizure of nearly a pound of suspected methamphetamine.
According to Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, at about 5:24 p.m. Tuesday, BCSO executed the first of two search warrants at 2209 28th St. Upon entry into the residence, deputies and detectives discovered three-quarters of a pound of methamphetamine as well as paraphernalia and a firearm.
Amanda Decker, 33, of Great Bend was arrested at the scene. She was transported to the Barton County jail where she was booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine. She is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.
The second suspect at that location was identified as Harley Thomason, 34, of Lyons. Thomason was wanted on outstanding warrants from Rice County for felony burglary and theft. He was arrested on those warrants and booked into the Barton County Jail. His bond was set at $5,000 by Rice County.
The second search warrant was executed later at 5501 9th St. lot #92 in the Finer Mobile Home Park in the southwest part of Great Bend.
Deputies were looking for methamphetamine and a wanted person, Christopher Caton. Initially, Caton was not at the residence but he was located and arrested a short time later in a vehicle nearby. Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found at the residence, Bellendir said. Caton was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, criminal use of a firearm, and various other drug-related charges. Caton is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond.
BCSO was assisted by a K-9 officer from the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office as well as an agent from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.