Washington CH Man Arrested After Alleged Drug Trafficking Investigation


Fayette County Sheriff’s detectives, the Washington Court House Police Department, and agents from the US 23 Major Crimes Task Force on Wednesday arrested a Fayette County man on drug-related charges stemming from a joint investigation into alleged drug trafficking.

According to Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, the suspect, identified as Joshua Hudson, 27, of Washington Court House was arrested following a drug transaction. Upon arrest, Hudson was reportedly found to be in possession of additional substance presumptively identified as heroin.  

Subsequent to his arrest, a search warrant was obtained and executed at the Hudson residence on Peabody Avenue in Washington Court House.  During the search of the home, items of drug paraphernalia and firearms were seized from the home.  An adult female, an elementary age child and an infant were present in the home during the search warrant execution. 

The vehicle Hudson was operating at the time of his arrest was seized by detectives and secured where a search warrant was obtained and executing, leading the discovery of additional drugs and paraphernalia items inside the vehicle.

Hudson is incarcerated in the Fayette County Jail, charged with Trafficking in Drugs, a fourth degree felony and Weapons under Disability, a third degree felony. The case will be present to Fayette County Prosecutor Jess Weade for review and the consideration of additional charges in the matter.