Two Arrested in Pulaski County on Drug Charges

Brent Hughes
Dustin Hughes

Two Pulaski County residents were arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop on Monday, December 5th.

Officers in Medaryville pulled over a vehicle driven by Francesville resident, Brent Hughes. The reporting officer stated in the report that when he approached the vehicle, the driver appeared to be shaking and was very nervous. The officer learned that Hughes had a suspended driver’s license. Hughes and his passenger, Dustin Hughes, of Medaryville, were asked to step out of the vehicle and were restrained in handcuffs by other officers who arrived on scene for backup. One of the deputies reportedly found controlled substances in the car as well as a bag with marijuana in it. They were taken to the Pulaski County Jail.

While at the jail, Brent Hughes failed Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and allegedly told the officer that he snorted pills a half hour to an hour prior to being pulled over. When asked to do a chemical test, he refused. A warrant was granted for a sample of his blood and it was conducted at the Pulaski Memorial Hospital.

Brent E. Hughes has preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Dustin Hughes has preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Visiting a Common Nuisance. The case has been forwarded to the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office for further review.