A Galena, Kan., man was taken into custody Tuesday after authorities discovered “a large amount” of methamphetamine in his truck.
Michael Grant Harshman, 39, told authorities that the individually packaged methamphetamine was intended for distribution.
Authorities say Harshman admitted to selling methamphetamine and advised that the bags of methamphetamine found in his vehicle would be sold for $50 each.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Officer Mike Mullin conducted a traffic stop on Harshman's vehicle at approximately 2:30 p.m., Tuesday. The stop, according to Mullin, was initiated because Harshman was not wearing a seatbelt..
Court records indicate that Commerce K-9 Officer Doug Grammer was on the scene and conducted an “open-air” search around Harshman's vehicle.
Grammer said the K-9 alerted to the presence of an odor of drugs at the driver's side of the truck.
Authorities conducted a search of Harshman's vehicle and discovered the ethamphetamine and paraphernalia in a rubber container in the bed of the truck.
District Attorney Eddie Wyant has charged Harshman with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and possession of paraphernalia.
In 1997, Harshman was sentenced to four years in prison for possession of a controlled substance and possession of firearms while committing a felony.