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One arrested on drug charges during traffic stop
Eliseo Velasco, Jr. 2
Eliseo Velasco, Jr.

A Great Bend man was arrested Wednesday night after a traffic stop in Great Bend led to the discovery of suspected narcotics.

According to a Great Bend Police Department news release, at shortly after 10 p.m., a GBPD officer conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Ford F-150 in the 3200 block of 10th Street. During the stop, GBPD police K9 Menta was deployed, and indicated there was an odor of a suspected illegal narcotic coming from inside the vehicle. Officers then conducted a search of the vehicle and located suspected methamphetamine as well as drug paraphernalia. The driver of the vehicle, identified as 33-year-old Eliseo Velasco, was arrested and transported to the Barton County Jail, where he was booked in lieu of a $10,000 bond on requested charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, no drug tax stamp, driving while suspended, illegal tag and illegal turn.

 This incident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on this case or any other case is encouraged to contact the GBPD at 620-793-4120 or Barton County Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300.