GREAT BEND — A Gorham man was arrested in Barton County last week in connection with suspected methamphetamine trafficking.
James D. Pfaff, 57, Gotham, was arrested in an overnight investigation Dec. 11 and 12. According to a press release from Sheriff Brian J. Bellendir, Pfaff was pulled over by Deputy Sheriff Richard Allen in Hoisington. Deputy Nick Katzenmeier and K9 officer Maxx were called to the scene, with the dog indicating controlled substances were present in the 2011 Dodge Ram pickup Pfaff was driving.
Pfaff was placed under arrest based on information provided by Sheriffs Detective Adam Hales, who is spearheading the investigation, the press release said.
Pfaff was arrested on suspicion of three counts of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. He remains in custody in lieu of a $300,000 bond, according to the release.
A search warrant was executed on the vehicle later in the day. More than ¼ pound of methamphetamine and in excess of $10,000 cash was seized. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, The DEA and the Great Bend Police Department.
A second man was arrested earlier that night in Hoisington, again with the assistance of the K9 officer. Jason Devine, 42, Marquette, was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of a firearm after being stopped for a traffic infraction.
Devine posted a $10,000 bond and was later released.