Drug Dog Sweep Finds Meth in Apartment in Barton County, KS, Search Continues For Suspect

Law enforcement authorities in Barton County continue to search for a drug suspect.

The Sheriff’s office reported on at 10 p.m. on Friday a multi-agency drug enforcement operation was conducted in the city of Ellinwood.

Officers from Great Bend and Ellinwood arrived at 515 S. Bismark in Ellinwood, along with deputies from the Barton County Sheriff’s Office and Special Agents from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

The Great Bend Police Department’s drug detecting canine Kia also responded at the request of Ellinwood.


Officers were searching for Brandon Dannebohm, who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Dannebohm had fled the scene prior to the arrival of officers, but Canine Officer Kia was able to locate a large quantity of methamphetamine hidden inside the apartment.

The methamphetamine had an approximate street value of $45,000. It is believed that the meth was intended for distribution to other drug dealers in the Great Bend and Barton County area.

Law enforcement offers are still searching for Brandon Dannebohm.

He has been known to carry firearms in the past and should be considered dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency or Crimestoppers at 792-1300.

Crimestoppers is a service which allows people to anonymously submit information, and they will provide the caller with a cash reward if the information leads to an arrest.

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