On Sept. 25 at approximately 12:15 p.m., a Great Bend Police Department officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 3900 block of 10th Street for an equipment violation. During the traffic stop, K9 Menta was utilized to conduct a free air sniff, where she alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics.
During a search of the vehicle, officers found methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. The driver of the vehicle, identified as 22-year-old Danyan Battaglear, also had an outstanding felony warrant out of Harvey County for distribution of narcotics.
Two passengers in the vehicle, identified as 26-year-old Jason Battaglear, and a 17-year-old juvenile were arrested as well. Danyan Battaglear and Jason Battaglear were transported to the Barton County Jail where they were booked in lieu of bond. The 17-year-old juvenile was booked into the Barton County Jail, and later released to be transported to Reno County juvenile detention in Hutchinson.
If anyone has any information regarding this or any other investigation, they are encouraged to contact the Great Bend Police Department at (620) 793-4120, or Great Bend Crime Stoppers at (620) 792-1300.