BARTON COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas felon and another suspect after a traffic stop assisted by a K9 officer.
Just before 6:30 p.m. Monday, a Great Bend Police Officer stopped a vehicle for traffic violations in the 900 block of Monroe, according to a media release.
During the stop the Great Bend Police K-9, Lazar, was deployed. Lazar then indicated there was an odor of illegal narcotics coming from the vehicle. The vehicle was searched and drugs were found.
Kristina Bolz and 40-year-old Douglas Ray Meredith II were arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both subjects were booked at the Barton County Jail in lieu of bond with charges pending in Barton County District Court.
The Barton County Sheriff’s Office booking log shows both Bolz and Meredith were booked with $10,000 bonds. The traffic violations for Bolz included illegal tint, stop lamps, and windshield.
Meredith has eleven previous convictions that include burglary, theft, forgery, criminal damage, interference with law enforcement and drugs, according to the Kansas Dept. of Corrections.