GREAT BEND, Kan. — According to the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, a man tried smuggling methamphetamine sewn into the seam of his undergarments into the Barton County Jail.
47-year-old Craig Gowdy, who was fulfilling a prior sentence by serving weekends at the County Jail, was arrested and booked Friday June 16th as he was checking in.
Jail staff and Sheriff’s detectives discovered the meth sewn into Gowdy’s underwear and his recruitment to distribute the drugs to other inmates. They also arrested 36-year-old Matthew Cooley, a current inmate in the jail, who was being held for probation violation charges.
Both Gowdy and Cooley are charged with trafficking contraband into a correctional facility along with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Gowdy is being held on a $50,000 bond and Cooley has an additional $50,000 bond.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, they will be seeking more arrest warrants soon with the belief that more co-conspirators are involved in the plan to smuggle in the drugs.