BARTON COUNTY – A traffic stop in Barton County led to the discovery of illegal drugs and the arrest of a Great Bend man.
According to the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, a Barton County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a vehicle at about 7:30 p.m. Monday in the 2200 block of 25th Street in Great Bend. The deputy knew the driver of the vehicle had a revoked driver’s license.
When the vehicle stopped, the driver attempted to flee and was apprehended by the deputy. The driver was identified as Michael “Spike” Croslin, Sr., 47, of Great Bend. A search warrant was obtained by the Sheriff’s Office detectives. Inside the vehicle, 18 grams of methamphetamine, five grams of peyote mushrooms, three grams of suspected heroin, various pharmaceutical drugs, and drug paraphernalia were discovered.
Croslin was arrested at the scene and booked on charges of distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of prescription drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, distribution of hallucinogenic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and various traffic charges. He is being held in the Barton County jail on a $100,000 bond. This is the third time Croslin has been arrested since November on serious drug charges.
A passenger in the vehicle was released at the scene.