Barton County authorities arrest man on meth charges

Handcuffs (KSN File Photo)

GREAT BEND, Kansas – The Barton County Sheriff’s Office executed another series of search warrants in its ongoing effort to curb methamphetamine trafficking in Barton County on Friday.

Shortly after 10 p.m., sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant in the 900 block of Walnut at an automotive repair shop.

A second search warrant was executed at 1425 2nd Street.

Officers recovered approximately 8 grams of methamphetamine, a substantial amount of currency and marijuana.

Curtis Julian, 50, of Great Bend was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, drug tax stamp violation, using a communications facility to distribute a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Julian is being held at the Barton County jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

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