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Three subjects arrested for drugs by Hannibal Police

L to R: Schweiter, A. Rickey, J. Rickey.

On Wednesday, a Hannibal Police officer located a vehicle that had run out of gas on Palmyra Road near College Avenue.

While the officer was stopping traffic, one of the occupants threw an item out of the window.

The item, which is believed to be methamphetamine, was retrieved from the roadway.

Three subjects exited the vehicle in a parking lot and the officer was able to contact two of the males.

The third subject walked to a nearby shopping center.

During a subsequent investigation, the officer located a substance believed to be methamphetamine, prescription pills, marijuana paraphernalia, and items used in meth production.

Joshua Rickey, 28 of Hannibal, and Austin Rickey, 22 of Hannibal, were initially arrested.

Joshua was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia, and Conspiracy to Manufacture a controlled substance within 2000 feet of a school.

Austin Rickey was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, two counts, Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia, Tampering with Physical Evidence and Conspiracy to Manufacture a Controlled Substance within 2000 feet of a school.

Kenny Schweiter, 30 of Shelbyville, was located at a shopping center where he was arrested for a Warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Parole Violation Warrant, Possession of Marijuana, and Conspiracy to Manufacture a Controlled Substance within 2000 feet of a school.

All subjects were transported to the Marion County Jail and the case is being sent to the Marion County Prosecuting Attorney for review.

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