CANTON, Ill. (WMBD) — A man was arrested on multiple charges by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday.

According to a sheriff’s office press release, deputies recognized Kevin W. Masten from a previous encounter and conducted a traffic stop after he committed a traffic violation.

During the stop, deputies recovered a loaded firearm with a defaced serial number. They also located suspected Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Masten was taken into custody and charged with:

  • Unlawful position of a weapon by a felon
  • Aggravated unlawful use of a weapon
  • Defacing identification marks on a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm without a FOID
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Driving on a suspended license
  • Possession of Cannabis outside approved containers in a motor vehicle
  • Failed to signal when required

Masten has been transported to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.

Members of the Canton Police Department assisted in this incident.