BARTON COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating two suspects on drug charges after a traffic stop.
Just after 3a.m. Monday, a deputy sheriff on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a white Mitsubishi bearing Kansas tags in the 1000 block of Heizer in the City of Great Bend, according to Sheriff Brian Bellendir.
During the course of the traffic stop, a Great Police Department K-9 unit arrived at the scene. Further investigation uncovered almost 5 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.
Deputies arrested the driver, Esteban Foster, 19, of Great Bend. He was booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia as well as driving without a license. Foster is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.
The passenger identified as Damaris Meeks, 18, of Great Bend was placed under arrest and booked on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Meeks is being held in lieu of a $2500 bond.