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Two GB residents arrested in drug raid
Garrett Buckbee
Garrett Buckbee

Two Great Bend residents were arrested on a host of drug-related charges following a Friday morning raid at their apartment by the Great Bend Police Department, according to a GBPD news release.

 At about 7:53 a.m. Friday, GBPD officers executed a search warrant for illegal narcotics at 2219 16th St., Apartment D. Upon arrival, they apprehended two individuals inside the apartment complex identified as Garrett Buckbee, 26, and Amanda Decker, 35. During a search of Apartment D, detectives located over 87 grams of suspected methamphetamine, packaging materials, marijuana, prescription pills, and suspected fentanyl pills consisting of fake oxycodone 30 mg pills more commonly known as “dirty 30s.”

Buckbee and Decker were arrested and booked into the Barton County Jail on charges of distribution of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia and no drug tax stamp. Additionally, Buckbee was charged with violation of the Kansas Offender Registration Act. Buckbee and Decker were each booked in lieu of $300,000 cash or surety bond.

The GBPD was assisted by the Barton County Sheriff’s Office.

Amanda Decker
Amanda Decker