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Three arrested as GBPD investigates meth distribution
Robert Wayne Crawford2021
Robert Wayne Crawford

Three individuals were arrested on drug charges Tuesday morning after a narcotics search warrant was executed at 1102 Hubbard St., which is within 1,000 feet of Riley Elementary School. The Great Bend Police Department reports that Robert Crawford, 29; Shirley Borrow, 44; and Christopher Buckley, 40, were booked into the Barton County Detentions Center in lieu of bond.

The search warrant was executed around 9:21 a.m. by officers and detectives from the GBPD, as the result of an ongoing narcotics investigation involving distribution of meth. According to reports, a thorough search of the property yielded methamphetamine, marijuana, controlled substances and items of drug paraphernalia, all of which were seized as evidence.

Crawford was charged with two counts of distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school and no drug tax stamp, with bond set at $100,000; he was also booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and no drug tax stamp, with a bond of $10,000 cash or surety.

Burrow was placed under arrest for a Barton County District Court no-bond warrant for failure to appear, and for charges of possession of meth, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and now drug tax stamp. Bond on the new charges was set at $10,000 cash or surety.

Buckley was charged with possession of opiate, possession with intent to use, and no drug tax stamp. He was booked in lieu of a $10,000 cash surety bond.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information in reference to this case is urged to call the Great Bend Police Department, 620-793-4120, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers, 620-792-1300.