Three arrested in Jackson Co for trafficking fentanyl

(L-R) Misty Lang, Patricia Nichols and Marques Cates/Jackson Co Sheriff's Office

(KNZA)--A Friday afternoon Jackson County traffic stop led to the arrest of three individuals for allegedly trafficking fentanyl.

Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse said a Sheriff's deputy stopped a car for a traffic infraction shortly before 3:00 on U.S. Highway 75 near 134th Road.

During the course of the traffic stop, deputies seized illegal drug contraband.

All three occupants of the vehicle were arrested.

The driver, 40-year-old Misty Lang, of Topeka, was arrested for distribution of fentanyl, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and no insurance.

Her two passengers, 46-year-old Wamego resident Patricia Nichols and 28-year-old Topeka resident Marques Cates, were each arrested for distribution of fentanyl, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Following their arrest, the trio were booked into the Jackson County Jail.

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