Two men in northeast Missouri were arrested on drug charges on February 27 after police were dispatched to assist EMS in the parking lot of a Hannibal shopping center.

Police say an unconscious man was found inside a vehicle at the Steamboat Bend Shopping Center. 19-year-old Noah W. Ratliff of New London, Missouri was arrested on an outstanding warrant after being cleared by EMS. Police say drug paraphernalia was discovered on Ratliff during a search, and a "large amount of what appeared to be methamphetamine" was reportedly found in the vehicle.

Further investigation led to the arrest of 35-year-old Britton D Friday of Hannibal, in connection with the methamphetamine discovered in the vehicle.

Both Ratliff and Friday were placed on 24 hour holds at the Marion County Jail in Palmyra, Missouri.

Hannibal Police Department