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Trego BOE president arrested




WaKEENEY — The president of the Trego County school board remains in the Trego County Jail this morning on drug and weapons charges.

Fifty-two-year-old John Alan Reeder was arrested early Thursday afternoon in WaKeeney and booked into the Trego County Jail, according to Trego County Sheriff Richard Hanks.

Reeder has been charged with two counts of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of marijuana with a prior conviction and criminal use of weapons.

The charges, Hanks said, are part of an ongoing investigation.

While bond has been set at $15,000 on the four charges, Hanks said Reeder was being held on additional charges that hadn’t been filed as of early Thursday evening.

He declined to discuss any of the additional charges pending against Reeder until they are filed.

The weapons charge is a misdemeanor, while the other three charges are felonies.

Reeder is president of the WaKeeney USD 208 School District, and serves as the appraiser of Trego, Lane and Scott counties. He previously had served as the Ness County appraiser.

Trego County Commission Chairman Dean Papes said it’s unclear what the commissioners will do in the wake of Reeder’s arrest.

“I just heard about it about a half-hour ago,” Papes said Thursday evening.

“I don’t know what our options will be. When something like this gets brought up, it will be discussed.”

Papes said Reeder’s arrest likely will be discussed at Monday’s commission meeting.

The state attorney generals office us handling charges.