Three Arrested in Northeast Missouri Drug Bust
Police in Hannibal say a 9mm handgun, marijuana, and a "large amount" of methamphetamine were found when a search warrant was executed on May 3.
According to a press release, the warrant was executed by the Hannibal Police Department's Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad and three people were arrested. 39-year-old Tina Smith faces charges of distribution of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. 21-year-old Keeley Smashey of Hannibal was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and 27-year-old Zachary Hylton of Hannibal was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and a felony probation warrant.
Hannibal Police say a K9 unit from the Marion County Sheriff's Department assisted in the operation.
Press release from the Hannibal Police Department
On Thursday, May 3, 2018, officers assigned to the Hannibal Police Department’s Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad (ACES) executed a narcotics search warrant in the 1300 block of Union Street. During the search officers located a 9mm handgun, marijuana, and a large amount of methamphetamine. The following were arrested as a result of the investigation:
- Tina Smith, age 39 of Hannibal, Distribution of a controlled substance, Unlawful use of a weapon, Felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
- Keeley Smashey, age 21 of Hannibal, Possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
- Zachary Hylton, age 27 of Hannibal, Possession of a controlled substance and Felony probation warrant.
Hylton was transported to Marion County Jail for his probation warrant. Smashey was booked and released pending prosecutor review. A warrant, for Smith, was issued through the Marion County 10th Judicial Circuit Court charging her with Delivery of a controlled substance, Unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful use of a firearm. Smith’s bond was set at $100,000 cash or surety. The Hannibal Police Department was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department K-9.
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