Barton Co. arrest leads to seizure of 100K in meth

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Roosevelt Henderson (Barton Co. Sheriff's Office) Roosevelt Henderson (Barton Co. Sheriff's Office)
BARTON COUNTY (KAKE) -

The Barton County Sheriff's Office has seized over $100,000 in methamphetamine after making an arrest in Great Bend.

At around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sheriff's officers were looking for Roosevelt T. Henderson, who was wanted for outstanding warrants in Barton and Russell Counties.

Henderson's vehicle, a 2007 GMC Yukon, was located at around 3:35 p.m. and the Barton County Sheriff attempted to make a traffic stop. Henderson then led authorities on a short chase in the west side of Great Bend. 

The chase ended when Henderson pulled into the driveway at 5918 Aspen and attempted to enter the garage, striking part of the home. Henderson then fled on foot to the backyard while carrying a package and entered the home. 

Sheriff's Officers entered the home with permission from the residents and determined that Henderson was hiding in the attic.  Henderson eventually surrendered without incident after a short standoff. 

Investigators discovered nearly 5 pounds of meth with an estimated street value of over $100,000. Henderson was booked into the Barton County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempt to flee and elude law enforcement, as well as resisting arrest and numerous traffic violations. 

Henderson also had a no bond warrant issued from Barron and Russell Counties. He was out on bond stemming from charges related to the drug raids on September 13,2019. 

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