Two arrested in Jackson Co on meth-related charges

Credit: Jackson Co Sheriff's Office

(KNZA)--Two separate Jackson County traffic stops, in recent days, lead to meth related charges for two area men.

A release from Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse says the first stop happened Friday night, around 9:00, near 118th Road and U.S. Highway 75.

During the stop, a Sheriff's Office K-9 alerted to what the release calls "the odor of illegal drugs and or narcotics within the vehicle." According to Morse, "a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted," leading to the discovery and seizure of what Morse alleges was methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Arrested at the scene of the traffic stop was 51-year-old David King, of Mayetta.

He now faces charges for possession of meth and drug paraphernalia. Once in custody, King was booked into the Jackson County Jail.

The second traffic stop, and arrest, happened early Sunday morning, around 3:00, near 150th and Q Roads, in rural Mayetta.

Acccording to Morse, "during the traffic stop illegal drug paraphernalia was observed within the vehicle resulting in a probable cause search," with he search of the vehicle resulting in the discovery of what Morse alleges to be 15.1 grams of methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.

The driver of the vehicle, 27-year-old Steven Thorne, of Sabetha, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and drug paraphernalia.

Following his arrest, Thorne was booked into the Jackson County Jail.

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