NEWKIRK — Appellate papers are set in the Kay County District Court for three accused of drug trafficking and concealment of stolen property.
Thomas Sterling Jackson, 33, Mariah Lena Brooks, 23, both of Park City, Kan., and Cameron Leigh Cassiday, 34, of Wichita, Kan. were arrested by Kay County deputies on August 23 and subsequently charged with trafficking in illegal drugs, conspiracy to traffic in illegal drugs, conspiracy to create liability, conspiracy to create liability, conspiracy to conceal stolen property, knowingly concealing stolen property and two misdemeanors.
Deputy Shannon Wathor says she responded to a suspicious person report with a pickup and trailer near the southwest corner of Pleasantview and Canteen Roads.
Wathor arrived and reportedly made contact with Jackson who told him he had run out of gas and was trying to get help.
Brooks and Cassiday came up from the back yard.
Wathor was unable to find any information on Cassiday and contacted the Arkansas City, Kan. police, who informed him that the subject was Cameron Leigh Cassiday.
The sergeant. Jon Stieber and a canine agent arrived. The dog reportedly alerted to the presence of illegal drugs in the vehicle. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and reportedly found narcotics.
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Special Ryan Hensley arrived on the scene to help identify the trailer that deputies believed was stolen. Hensley checked with the Wichita Police that the trailer had been stolen.
A total of 22.7 grams of a pink liquid that tested positive for methamphetamine have been identified, MEPs report.
The three were transported to the district jail. There, Reservation Lieutenant Jesika Snyder reported that a glass smoking pipe was located on Brooks during the reservation.
All three are charged with felony charges and being held on $75,000 bond.