Six arrested, one sought in multi-county Kansas drug bust

Central Kansas law enforcement authorities arrested six people and are searching for a seventh after an investigation into a multi-county methamphetamine ring.

Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said seven warrants were issued Wednesday in Barton, Stafford, and Pawnee counties.

He said officers developed information from several sources including an inmate who was allegedly running drug deals on a recorded line in the Barton County jail.

KAKE-TV reports officers found large amounts of cash, methamphetamine, drug processing materials and firearms.

Three preschool-aged children were taken into protective custody at one location.

Five of the warrants were served in Great Bend, with one in St. John and one in rural Larned.