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Wanted man arrested with meth after traffic stop
Melvin Gray 2019
Melvin Gray

A Great Bend man with outstanding warrants was arrested Saturday night after the vehicle he was riding in was stopped by the Barton County Sheriff’s Office for an alleged traffic violation. Melvin Gray, age 51, was booked into the Barton County Jail on the warrant and on new drug charges.

Sheriff Brian Bellendir reports that deputies conducted a traffic stop in the 1300 block of Baker Avenue at about 10:37 p.m. on Saturday. The 2007 GMC Yukon was stopped for an equipment violation.

Gray was identified and found to have warrants from Rush County. The BCSO K-9 officer, Maxx, was at the scene and indicated the presence of controlled substances. Methamphetamine and marijuana were located, Bellendir stated.

Gray was transported to the jail and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana. He is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond on the Barton County charges. Gray is also being held for Rush County on the outstanding warrant with a bond of $25,000.

“The Sheriff’s Office will continue its aggressive pursuit of methamphetamine,” Bellendir said. “The investigation is ongoing.”