Mayetta woman arrested on drug charges

Saleena Rae Masquat
Saleena Rae Masquat(Jackson County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 28, 2023 at 3:12 PM CST
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JACKSON CO., Kan. (WIBW) - A Mayetta woman was arrested Friday morning in Jackson County for several charges.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, shortly before 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 27, a deputy stopped a red Ford Fusion for a traffic infraction near 142nd and Highway 75.

The driver was found to have been driving on a suspended license and was subsequently arrested.

The passenger of the vehicle, Saleena Rae Masquat, 37, of Mayetta, also had a warrant out for her arrest through the Topeka Police Department. During the course of the traffic stop, a K-9 unit indicated the presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed both methamphetamine and marijuana, as well as paraphernalia indicated the distribution of meth.

The Sheriff’s Office said they also located stolen electronic equipment that belonged to a Topeka Walmart.

Masquat was arrested and is being charged with the following:

  • Distribution of methamphetamine
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of stolen property

Masquat is being held on $50,000 bond.