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      HPD tells dealers to get off the streets

      A group of thirteen Hannibal residents and one Quincy resident arrested on drug charges over the weekend.

      Fourteen drug arrests were made in Hannibal last week when officers with the Hannibal Police Department served warrants beginning on Thursday and continuing through the weekend. The arrests were the result of an investigation that went on for multiple months.

      Hannibal Police made arrests on cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, any several other illicit drugs. The Department is targeting any kind of drug in the community, but the focus is on those distributing them.

      "Our hope is that it will have an overall deterrent for crime throughout the city. We didn't focus on one particular drug we focused on anyone that was distributing drugs in our community," Chief Lyndell R. Davis explained.

      The broad nature of the investigation allowed police to serve 14 arrest warrants. They are still searching for one other suspect linked to the investigation.

      "Sometimes some of the drug dealers are interconnected, but in this case we found a lot of individuals that were operating. We continue to focus on this as well as many other opportunities that we believe might be a threat to the community involving drug dealing."

      The drugs you are seeing are examples of some of the many found in the investigation. Chief Davis wants the public to know they're focusing in on drugs in the community.

      "It is present, it is a threat to the community and we're taking strong action to combat that," Chief Davis said.

      The following is a list of all arrests and charges to date in the investigation:

      1. Tanesha A. McGruder, 30, of Hannibal, was arrested on a warrant for distribution of a controlled substance (powder cocaine.) Held on $100,000 cash only bond.2. Adam L. Drebes, 27, of Hannibal, was arrested on a warrant for distribution of a controlled substance (heroin.) Held on $100,000 cash only bond.3. Whitley K. Taylor, 21, of Hannibal, was arrested on a warrant for distribution of a controlled substance (heroin.) Held on $100,000 cash only bond.4. Dewayne G. Wells, 49, of Hannibal, was arrested on a warrant for distribution of a controlled substance (methadone pills.) Held on $100,000 cash only bond.5. James D. Jones, 22, of Hannibal, was arrested on a warrant for distribution of a controlled substance (powder cocaine.) Held on $100,000 cash only bond.6. Devin S. Whiteside, 27, of Hannibal, was arrested on a warrant for distribution of a controlled substance (powder cocaine.) Held on $100,000 cash only bond.7. Doris E. Williams, 21, of Hannibal, was arrested on a warrant for distribution of a controlled substance (heroin.) Held on $100,000 cash only bond.8. Amanda J. Lehenbauer, 21, of Hannibal, was arrested on a warrant for distribution of marijuana. Held on $100,000 cash or bond.9. Carrie A. Williams, 34, of Hannibal, was arrested on a warrant for distribution of marijuana. Held on $100,000 cash or bond.10. Tahvece C. Snoddy, 25, of Hannibal, was arrested on a warrant for distribution of marijuana. Held on $100,000 cash or bond.11. Corey L. Cobb, 18, of Hannibal, was arrested on a warrant for distribution of a controlled substance (heroin.) Held on $100,000 cash only bond.12. Samuel L. Workman, 30, of Quincy, was arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine.) Held on $25,000 cash or bond.13. Anthony E. Williams, 20, of Hannibal, was arrested on a warrant in Adams County for failure to appear on delivery of cannabis charge, a warrant in Marion County for failure to appear and he was found to be in possession upon arrest with under 35 grams of marijuana for an additional misdemeanor charge.14. Schalan Mattox, 21, was arrested on an outstanding warrant on West Ely Street in Hannibal. His bond is set at $100,000.