Two men arrested on drug charges in Graves County, KY

Two men arrested on drug charges in Graves County, KY
Chad Hughes (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Office)
Chad Hughes (Source: Graves County Sheriff's Office)

GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Two men were arrested on drug charges in Graves County, Ky. on Sunday, June 3.

According to Graves County Sheriff's Office, deputies received a call that two men pulled into a church parking lot and raised suspicion of the churchgoers including a Sheriff's Department Detective that was in the church.

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When deputies arrived, they found Richard Denham, 36, of Murray, Ky. and Chad Hughes, 34, of Hazel, Ky. in the vehicle.

Deputies noticed a strong odor of Marijuana as they asked the men to exit the vehicle and also notice that Hughes dropped a baggie of Oxycontin on the floorboard of the vehicle. When Denham exited the vehicle he was uncompliant and deputies found a bag with Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Digital Scales, baggies and a large amount of cash. A search of the vehicle also found a handgun under the driver's seat. Both men had previous felony convictions.

Benham was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance <2grams Meth, Trafficking Marijuana less than 8 oz., Trafficking within 1000 feet of School, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of Handgun by a Convicted Felon.

Hughes was charged with Complicity Traff.Controlled Substance<2 gram Meth, Complicity Traff. Marijuana less than 8 oz., Tampering with Physical Evidence, Complicity Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Poss of Controlled Substance 1st degree drug unspecified.

Both men were taken to the Graves County Jail.

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