Jul 31, 2020 1:00 AM

Sheriff: 6 arrested in Kan. meth distribution bust

Posted Jul 31, 2020 1:00 AM
Espinosa-photo Barton Co.
Espinosa-photo Barton Co.

BARTON COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating 6 suspects on numerous charges after a drug bust in Great Bend.

Deputies on the scene of the arrest on Wednesday -photo Barton Co. Sheriff
Deputies on the scene of the arrest on Wednesday -photo Barton Co. Sheriff

Just before 10a.m. Wednesday, sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at 701 Odell Street in Great Bend, according to sheriff Brian Bellendir.

Burrow-photo Barton Co.
Burrow-photo Barton Co.

Deputies arrested five suspects at the residence and another later in the day. They also seized meth and drug paraphernalia from the home.

Clanton-photo Barton Co.
Clanton-photo Barton Co.

Johnny Espinoza, 65, Great Bend; Shirley Burrow, 42, Wichita; Nathan Clanton, 36, Great Bend and Kristi Contreras, 29, Great Bend; were booked on requested charges of meth distribution and are each being held on a $50,000 bond.

Contreras-photo Barton Co.
Contreras-photo Barton Co.

Burrow also had a Barton County District Court warrant for meth possession and theft, according to Bellendir. Clanton also had a parole violation and Contreras was also wanted on a parole violation.

Jones-photo Barton Co.
Jones-photo Barton Co.

Candace Jones, 50, Great Bend, was arrested on a requested charge of meth possession.

Gray-photo Barton Co.
Gray-photo Barton Co.

The sixth suspect identified as Ouray Gray, 33, of Great Bend, was located at a business near 24th and Washington. He was booked on requested charges of meth distribution within 1000 feet of a school from a previous case, according to Bellendir. When detectives searched him following the arrest, the found more evidence of additional drug distribution. Gray is being held on two separate bond of $100,000, according to Bellendir.