Three arrested on drug, child endangerment charges in Ark City

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Arkansas City Police police arrested three people Wednesday (June 5) on drug and child endangerment charges.

Police tell us they'd been watching a home on S. Sixth Street for the past few months because they suspected residents were dealing methamphetamine. Officers executed a search warrant at that address and made contact with several adults and an 11-year-old girl.

They also recovered around 20 grams of a substance believed to meth, along with substances believed to be marijuana. They also found what they describe as paraphernalia and drug sale items.

Three people were arrested. They are:

38-year-old Branden Diane Eagan, who was arrested on suspicion of five felony counts of aggravated endangering a child by exposure to the distributing of methamphetamine and three felony counts of possession of opiates.

Police say she also was arrested on suspicion of two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one misdemeanor count of aiding and abetting a felony drug crime.

She was booked into the Cowley County Jail on a $27,500 bond.

43-year-old Claudia Jean Hutton, who was arrested on suspicion of two felony counts of aggravated endangering a child by exposure to the distributing of methamphetamine, as well as one felony count each of no drug tax stamp, possession of opiates and use of a communication facility to commit a felony drug violation.

She also was arrested on suspicion of two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, one misdemeanor count of aiding and abetting a felony drug crime, and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.

Hutton was booked into the Cowley County Jail on a $60,000 bond.

46-year-old Timothy Scott Massey, who was arrested on suspicion of four felony counts each of no drug tax stamp and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, two felony counts of aggravated endangering a child by exposure to the distributing of methamphetamine, and one felony count of use of a communication facility to commit a felony drug violation.

He also was arrested on suspicion of four misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.

Massey was booked into the Cowley County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

All three are still in custody as of Tuesday morning.

The 11-year-old who was found in the home was taken into protective custody.