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Tuesday traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest
Hernan Montez
Hernan Montez

Great Bend Police officers arrested a 29-year-old Great Bend man Tuesday afternoon following the discovery of multiple suspected illegal narcotics during a Tuesday traffic stop.

According to a GBPD release, shortly after 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, a GBPD officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for an illegal window tint in the 2300 block of Main Street. The officer identified the driver as Hernan Montez.

Barton County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Maxx responded to the scene. After Maxx indicated on the odor of illegal narcotics in the vehicle, officers conducted a search. In the course of the search, officers located suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription pills in the vehicle. Montez was arrested and transported to the Barton County Jail and was later released after posting a $10,000 bond.

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.