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Ark City man arrested on suspicion of possessing multiple drugs

Hughes accused of having heroin, marijuana, meth, opiates, paraphernalia

Arkansas City Police Department badgeARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (Sept. 12, 2018) The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man Sept. 12 after he allegedly was found in possession of four different illegal drugs.

Dakota Mikel Hughes, 25, was arrested on suspicion of felony counts of interference with a law enforcement officer, no drug tax stamp, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of opiates and unlawful distribution of a depressant.

He also was arrested on one Arkansas City Municipal Court and three Cowley County District Court misdemeanor warrants for failure to appear, as well as one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hughes was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of $44,025 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. He remained in custody at the time of this release.

Officers were dispatched Sept. 12 to a residence at 1020 South B St. for a report that Hughes was in the back yard of the residence. They went to serve him with the district court warrants.

When the officers arrived, they located Hughes in the 1000 block of South C Street. He allegedly ran away, but was apprehended in the 700 block of East Tyler Avenue after a short foot pursuit.

Hughes was found in possession of drug paraphernalia, marijuana, methamphetamine and heroin.

The items police discovered are consisted with the sale of illegal substances.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.