Police: Kansas man busted with 6 pounds of meth had his 3 kids in his car

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HAYS, Kan. (KAKE) -

Authorities say a 43-year-old Kansas man had three children in his car with him when he was caught with six pounds of meth over the weekend. 

The Hays Post reports Fernando Amezquita, of Hays, was arrested along Highway 56 west of Dodge City at around 1 a.m. Sunday. He was held on $150,000 bond for distribution of methamphetamine and three counts of child endangerment. 

Police say Amezquita's three young children were passengers in his vehicle at the time of his arrest. 

The arrest was coordinated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Kansas Highway Patrol, Ford County Sheriff’s Office, the Hays Police Department and the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office. 

Kansas Department of Corrections records show Amezquita has prior convictions that include drug possession, driving while suspended and giving a worthless check.

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