Search warrant in Great Bend leads to arrest, seizure of drugs, guns

GREAT BEND, Kan. The Barton County Sheriff's Office says a search warrant Saturday in Great Bend leads to a man's arrest and the seizure of a "a large amount" of drugs, several firearms and thousands of dollars in cash.

The sheriff's office says deputies executed the search warrant about noon Saturday in the 1000 block of Van Buren Street.

"Upon entry, officers discovered substantial quantities of controlled substances," the sheriff's office says. This included "suspected schedule II pharmaceuticals, psilocybin mushrooms, as well as (a) large quantity of marijuana."

At the scene, deputies arrested 33-year-old Matthew Tracy and booked him into the Barton County Jail on charges of possession with intent to distribute, criminal possession of a firearm, failure to pay drug tax stamp and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The sheriff's office says bond was set at $50,000.

"(Tracy) has since posted that bond and was released," the sheriff's office say.