On Monday July 18th, the Hodgeman County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant for drugs in the 400 block of Adams in Jetmore. Recovered during the search was a quantity of marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia.
Sheriff Ron Ridley advised that Dustin L. Gager, age 27, of Jetmore was arrested at the scene and has been charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance. He was lodged in the Hodgeman County Jail and later bonded.
Sheriff Ridley stated that information obtained from the public coupled with information obtained from other parallel investigations by the Sheriff's Office were key in making the case. "Involved citizens who see suspicious activity and report it to Sheriff's Office are so important in these types of investigations. Tips provide a foundation for a solid criminal investigation and I encourage citizens that see suspicious activity to always report it immediately to law enforcement. One tip may evolve into several linked investigations and can really make a difference in a community like Hodgeman County."