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Saturday evening traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest
Joshua Frydendall
Joshua Frydendall

Great Bend Police arrested a 30-year-old man Saturday when officers discovered suspected narcotics in the course of a traffic stop.

According to a GBPD release, at shortly after 5:30 p.m. Saturday, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 3100 block of Meadowlark Lane. During the course of investigating the traffic violation, the officer learned the driver, Joshua Frydendall, had a suspended driver’s license.

The officer detained Frydendall, who was also in possession of suspected methamphetamine and marijuana. Officers then searched the vehicle and located evidence of possession of methamphetamine and marijuana with intent to distribute.  

Frydendall was taken into custody and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended and excess tint over 35%. Frydendall was transported to the Barton County Jail where he was booked and confined in lieu of bond.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information regarding this case or any other investigation is encouraged to contact the Great Bend Police Department by calling 620-793-4120 or Crime Stoppers, 620-792-1300.