A traffic stop Tuesday night ended with the arrest of Garrett Sigmund, 18, for narcotics and weapons violations, according to a report from the Great Bend Police Department.
A GBPD officer stopped a green 1997 Ford F-150 pickup around 11:42 p.m. in the 1900 block of 10th St. for an alleged traffic violation. During the course of the traffic stop, GBPD K-9 Menta was deployed to do an exterior sniff of the truck. According to reports, Menta indicated a positive odor of narcotics. Upon completion of the sniff, officers searched the vehicle and located suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a handgun.
A passenger inside the vehicle identified as Sigmund was arrested and transported to the Barton County Jail where he was booked in lieu of bond.
This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Great Bend Police Department, 620-793-4120, or call Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300.