Hays man with children in car arrested with six pounds of meth in Ford County

(Source: Ford County Jail)

FORD COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) Authorities arrested a Hays man after they found six pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle.

The Ford County Sheriff's Office says Fernando Amezquita, 43, was arrested Sunday (July 7) along U.S. Highway 56, west of Dodge City.

Amezquita was arrested for distribution of methamphetamine, and three counts of child endangerment, since his three young children were passengers in the vehicle at the time of his arrest.

He was then booked into the Ford County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Ford County Sheriff’s Office, the Hays Police Department, and the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office assisted in this operation to combat drug violence and reduce the accessibility of illegal drugs impacting southwest Kansas.