BARTON COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a wanted Kansas felon on new charges after a traffic stop in Barton County.
Just after 5 p.m. November 20, an officer with the Great Bend Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the 1400 block of 16th Street on a 2005 Chevrolet Impala, according to a media release.
During the stop, police service dog, Menta, was deployed and conducted a free air sniff around the exterior of the vehicle. After performing the sniff, K-9 Menta alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics.
A search of the vehicle was conducted and police located a substantial amount of Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and guns.
Officers arrested 30-year-old Joel Munoz and transported him to the Barton County Jail and booked him with no bond.
Munoz has previous convictions for drugs and weapons and was listed as an absconder, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.