Two Kansas men behind bars after surgery allegedly found methamphetamine

BARBER CO., Kan. (WIBW) – Two southwestern Kansas men are behind bars after search warrants allegedly found methamphetamine in their possession.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said on Friday, April 29, officers assisted the Barber Co. Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Medicine Lodge Police Department, Pratt Co. Sheriff’s Office and the Harper Co. Sheriff’s Office to arrest Matthew D. Schmidt, 37, of Sharon and Caden I. Snyder, 19, of Medicine Lodge, on methamphetamine-related charges.

Around 8:45 a.m. Friday, KBI said officers served search warrants at three separate Barber Co. locations — 111 N. 1st St., Sharon, 502 W Jefferson St., Medicine Lodge and 2368 SE Highway 160 Stump Rd., at Medicine Lodge.

Following the searches, KBI said Schmidt was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, illegal distribution of methamphetamine using a means of communication and three counts of felony in possession of stolen property. He was incarcerated in the Kiowa Co. prison.

KBI said Snyder was also arrested during the operation for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was incarcerated in the Harper Co. prison.

This is an ongoing investigation and KBI said further arrests are likely.

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