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Search warrants yield drugs and firearms

September 20, 2012

Three county men are facing multiple felonies after search warrants were executed on their residences in Pushmataha County.

A county man is facing multiple felonies after a search of his residence uncovered drugs and firearms.

According to information filed in district court, a search warrant was issued for the residence of David McDonald; and the residence of Troy Hughes.

The search of McDonald's residence uncovered one black bag containing coffee filters, pseudo-ephedrine pills, four cold packs, two funnels containing a white residue, three coffee mugs containing a white residue, hosing, a yellow stick white a white residue, lithium strips and opened, stripped out lithium batteries, a Gatorade bottle containing an unknown substance and a can of Coleman fuel.

Officers also found a glass dish and spoon with residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine as well as a syringe with residue, two clear plastic bags with residue, a plastic tube with residue, two plastic straws, as well as five firearms, a pot meth lab, HCL generator and container of salt.

McDonald, who was not at home during the search, faces felony charges of manufacture of controlled dangerous substance/possession of material with intent to manufacture, use of firearm during commission of a felony and possession or selling of paraphernalia.

Officers with the Pushmataha County Sheriff's Department and Drug Task Force went to the residence of Troy Hughes, located southwest of Antlers, and served a search warrant for the residence. While there, they made contact with Hughes and Jace Bailey, who was sitting in a pickup when officers arrived.

Officers found a clear plastic baggy containing a crystal-like substance, two rifles and several marijuana buds. Bailey told officers he had gone with Hughes the day before to get some marijuana from some plants and that the methamphetamine and pipes in the house were his and Troy's.

After securing a search warrant for the residence, officers found a glasses case with two glass pipes with residue, a glass pipe with residue wrapped in a towel, a glasses case with a clear plastic baggy containing a crystal like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine, marijuana buds, two rifles.

In addition, officers found marijuana buds in the passenger seat of a truck behind the residence and a shed with marijuana hanging from ropes tied to the ceiling.

Hughes and Bailey face charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

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