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Traffic stop leads to arrest on meth charge
Brayden Powell-Rand
Brayden Powell-Rand

A Great Bend man was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia after being stopped for an alleged traffic infraction Saturday afternoon. The Great Bend Police Department reports an officer stopped a subject, later identified as Brayden Powell-Rand, age 19, at approximately 3:36 p.m. at 16th and Holland.

“The officer confirmed through Barton County Communications that Powell-Rand had warrants for his arrest,” according to a GBPD news release. He was arrested on a Barton County District Court warrant for probation violation. During the traffic stop, GBPD K-9 Menta was used and she reportedly indicated an odor of illegal drugs coming from the vehicle. Powell-Rand and the vehicle were searched and suspected meth and drug paraphernalia were found.

Powell-Rand was booked into the Barton County Jail in lieu of a $10,000.00 bond for the drug charges; however, he is being held with no bond on the probation violation warrant.

Anyone with any information on this crime or any other crime is encouraged to call the Great Bend Police Department, 620-793-4120, or Crime Stoppers, 620-792-1300.