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Hugoton Police Make Drug Arrest

Joe Denoyer - October 20, 2022 6:53 pm

On February 22nd, 2022, Stevens County Emergency Services, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Department, and the Hugoton Police Department, responded to the 100 block of S. Wilson for an unresponsive male. The Hugoton Police Department immediately treated this as a suspicious death.

After an 8 month long investigation with assistance from the Liberal Police Department and the KBI, an arrest was made. Justin Martinez, 29 of Hugoton, was arrested for the distribution of a controlled substance causing death, distribution of a controlled substance, and distribution of a controlled substance using a telecommunication device. Martinez was booked into the Stevens County Jail on October the 5th. All charges have been forwarded to the Stevens County Attorney.


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