Man arrested for various drug, weapons offenses in Canton

Kevin Masten
Kevin Masten(Fulton County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Mar. 15, 2023 at 11:52 AM CDT
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CANTON (25News Now) - Fulton County deputies arrested a man after allegedly recovering a loaded firearm during a traffic stop along with other drug offenses.

Police say Kevin W. Masten was arrested and faces preliminary charges of:

  • unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon
  • aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, defacing identification marks of a firearm
  • possession of a firearm without a FOID
  • possession of methamphetamine over 5 grams and under 15 grams
  • possession of drug paraphernalia
  • driving while license suspended
  • possession of adult-use cannabis in a motor vehicle outside approved container
  • failure to signal when required

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office say that around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were patrolling the area of South Fifth Street in Canton when they observed a pickup traveling northbound.

Deputies recognized Masten from previous encounters and conducted a traffic stop after observing the vehicle commit a traffic violation.

Deputies allegedly recovered a loaded firearm from Masten and observed that the serial number had been defaced.

The sheriff’s office says after further search of the vehicle, suspected meth, drug paraphernalia and adult-use cannabis was located.

Masten was transported to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and awaits his first appearance in court.