Four Kentucky residents were arrested Sunday night when Barton County Sheriff’s deputies discovered suspected narcotics in the course of a traffic stop in south Great Bend.
According to Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, at about 11:45 p.m., a BCSO deputy stopped a 1991 Oldsmobile 98 for a traffic infraction at the intersection of 2nd and Main in Great Bend. During the course of the traffic stop officers became suspicious of illegal activity, and a K-9 from the Great Bend Police Department was called to the scene. The K-9 indicated the presence of controlled substances in the vehicle. Deputies then searched the vehicle and the occupants.
During the course the search, officers located a small amount of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia as well as more than nine kilograms or about 20 pounds of suspected marijuana. Four individuals, all from Owensboro, Kent., were arrested at the scene: Tiffany Willinger, 35; Tashum McNanry, 31; Billy Fuqua, 54; and Betty Dosch, 38.
All four have been booked on requested charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. McNanry was additionally charged with obstruction of a law enforcement officer. All four are being held in lieu of a $100,000 bond. The vehicle, as well as the more than $1,000 in U.S. currency have also been seized.