26-year-old Justin Peterson shortly after his arrest Saturday morning on drug charges. (courtesy Barton County Sheriff's Office)
Great Bend, Kan. -- A Wichita man has been arrested on drug charges in Barton County.
Sheriff Brian Bellendir says it began shortly after midnight Saturday, when a deputy say a car parked in a field in southeast Barton County, just south of Highway 56. After observing the vehicle for several minutes, the deputy stopped the driver, who is identified as 26-year-old Justin Peterson of Wichita.
Peterson is a former resident of Great Bend. The deputy soon discovered that Peterson had outstanding warrants in Barton and Russell County.
A search also recovered over half a pound of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Peterson was taken into custody for the outstanding warrants, as well as Peterson was placed under arrest for the warrants and for possession with intent to distribute, as well as failure to comply with the Kansas Drug Tax Stamp Act.
He is being held in the Barton County Jail in lieu of $300,000 bond. The Sheriff's Office is still investigating.