Wichita man arrested after drug bust


GREAT BEND, Kan. (KSNW) – An ongoing investigation by the Barton County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of a 52-year-old Wichita man.

The department says the arrest came after detectives were conducting a surveillance operation on Sept. 11.

Detectives stopped a 2010 Chrysler Sebring at the intersection of 10th and Jefferson.

The driver, John Stark, Jr., was found in possession of approximately a half pound of methamphetamine.

He was arrested on suspicion of possession of meth with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

The sheriff’s office detectives believe Stark has been trafficking meth between Wichita and Great Bend. Stark is being held on a $300,000 bond.


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