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Trenton Men Faces Federal Indictment Involving Fentanyl Distribution

Two Trenton men have been indicted in federal court for roles in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in Grundy County and elsewhere.

24 year old Troy Lee Palmer and 26 year old Dallas W. Hughs were charged in a 6-count indictment that alleges that Palmer and Hughs participated in a conspiracy to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl since late October of 2020.

Palmer is also charged with one court of possessing fentanyl to distribute in Grundy County in December of 2020 and one count of possessing several firearms in furtherance of drug-trafficking crimes. The firearms included 3 rifles and 3 shotguns.

Hughs is charged with 3 counts of distributing fentanyl in Grundy County between August 23rd and September 13th of 2021.

The indictment was returned under seal by a federal grand jury on March 1st. The indictment was unsealed after the arrests of the two suspects. Hughs was already in custody on a separate case. Palmer was arrested Wednesday and will face a detention hearing on Monday.

The investigation included the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, the Trenton Police Department, the Northwest Missouri Drug Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force, and the IRS-Criminal Investigation.

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