A traffic stop around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in Great Bend led to the arrest of Michael Brown, 56, on drug charges.
According to the Great Bend Police Department, an officer stopped a 2000 Nissan Pathfinder at 22nd and Washington for an alleged traffic violation. During the stop, Police Service Dog Menta was deployed and conducted a sniff around the exterior of the vehicle. When the dog detected the presence of illegal narcotics, a search was conducted and a “substantial amount of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were located.”
Brown was transported to the Barton County Jail where he was booked and later released on bond.
This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information on this case, or any other case, is encouraged to contact the Great Bend Police Department, 620-793-4120, or Barton County Crime Stoppers, 620-792-1300.