Tuesday 25th January 2022

A student at Missouri Valley College is facing felony drug charges in Saline County.
A probable cause statement filed with the Saline County Circuit Clerk states, around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, during a meeting with another student, regarding the school’s policy on the use of marijuana on Missouri Valley College property, he told school officials had allegedly purchased marijuana from another student. The student was identified as Nathanial David Hughes, who lives on campus.
MVC Director of Housing and Director of Public Safety proceeded to Hughes’ dormitory room. Once contact was made with Hughes, he was asked if there was any marijuana in the room and he allegedly produced one baggie of what appeared to be marijuana, and a digital scale with green leafy substance residue on it. When asked if there was any more of the drug in the room, Hughes removed seven baggies of green leafy substance that was inside a suitcase in a closet.
Once back at the Marshall Police Department, the baggies weighed a total of 231.5 g (8.1659 oz.).
Hughes is charged with a Class C Felony for Delivery of a Controlled Substance Except 35 Grams or Less of Marijuana or Synthetic Cannabinoid and a Misdemeanor for Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia. Hughes was arraigned on Monday, March 23 and posted bond.
His next court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 29 at Saline County Circuit Court.