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K-9 Menta assists on drug bust
Wichita man arrested after traffic stop
Christopher Whiting
Christopher Whiting

A Wichita man who was stopped for an alleged traffic violation at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in Great Bend was arrested on drug charges.

Christopher Whiting, 38, was booked into the Barton County Jail on charges of possession of meth, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to maintain lane and no proof of insurance. He was released Thursday after posting a $10,000 surety bond.

The Great Bend Police Department reports that the investigation began after a police detective stopped a vehicle in the 5500 block of 10th Street. The GBPD K-9, Menta, was called to perform an exterior sniff on the vehicle.

“Menta indicated to the odor of narcotics,” a GBPD news release stated. “A search of the vehicle was conducted and methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in the vehicle.”

This investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with any information in reference to this case is urged to contact the Great Bend Police Department by calling 620-793-4120 or Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300.