Dodge City residents arrested with firearms, drugs

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DODGE CITY – Two Dodge City residents were arrested Thursday after a search warrant led to the discovery of drugs and firearms.

Stephen Joshua Hughes, 40, of Dodge City was charged with first-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and had two warrants for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.  Jennifer Hughes, 37, of Dodge City was charged with first-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia

Cullman City Police Department (CPD) Investigator Chris Thomason, Lt. Gene Bates, Sgt. David Nassetta, Sgt. Adam Clark, Capt. Becky Boyd and Officer Trey Higginbotham executed the search warrant at a residence on County Road 262.  During the search, according to a media release from the CPD, investigators recovered glass mason jars containing different types of high-grade marijuana, along with drug paraphernalia, multiple loaded handguns, two long guns and an unspecified amount of cash. Inside the bedroom of the residence, investigators discovered evidence that Stephen Hughes was extracting hash oil with butane. 

“This is (sic) extremely dangerous due to butane being colorless, odorless, flammable and explosive,” said the release.

Both suspects were taken to the Cullman County Detention Center- Stephen Hughes on a $66,000 bond, and Jennifer Hughes on a $6,000 bond.

The CPD says that the investigation is ongoing and that further arrests may be made.

Citizens who have information on illegal drug activity are ask to contact the CPD at 256-775-7179.