- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) - A central Kansas sheriff says a tip that a jail inmate was orchestrating drug deals using the facility’s pay phone system has led to the arrest of three people and seizure of more than a pound of methamphetamine.

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir says calls from inmates at the county jail are recorded and both parties are warned about the recordings. A detective monitored the calls and search warrants were executed Tuesday at three addresses in Ellinwood and Great Bend.

The sheriff says 1 1/2 pounds of meth with a street value of $50,000 were found at the three locations.

A 26-year-old Great Bend woman, 32-year-old Great Bend man and an inmate at the Barton County jail are facing various drug charges.

Bellendir says further arrests are anticipated.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide