BARTON COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect on drug charges after an early morning traffic stop.
Just after 1a.m. Friday a sheriff's deputy stopped a white Ford F150 in the 500 BLock of NW 30 Avenue for a traffic infraction, according to Sheriff Brian Bellendir.
During the course the investigation, the deputy became suspicious of possible drug activity and a canine unit from the city of Great Bend was called to the location.
The dog indicated the presence of controlled substances in the vehicle. Sheriff’s deputies conducted a search of the vehicle and located suspected methamphetamine inside a hidden container.
The driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as Eliseo Velasco Jr. age 32 of Great Bend.
Deputies arrested Velasco and transported him to the Barton County Jail without incident. He was booked on requested charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while revoked. He’s being held on a $10,000 bond, according to Bellendir.