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Hannibal man sentenced to 25 years for drug trafficking

Samuel Workman
By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Jan. 14, 2018 12:10 am Updated: Jan. 14, 2018 12:46 am

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A Hannibal man has been sentenced to 25 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for trafficking a controlled substance.

Samuel L. Workman, 35, was charged with possession of 42 grams of methamphetamine in June 2017, after Hannibal Police executed a search warrant at his residence. He pleaded guilty to the charge and requested a lesser sentence, including drug treatment.

"Workman is a prior and persistent drug offender and faced up to 30 years in prison," said David Clayton, Marion County prosecuting attorney in a statement Saturday. "It was deemed necessary to use the full extent of the law to put an end to the defendant's criminal activity."

Clayton said treatment was not appropriate for Workman.

A state forfeiture civil action has also been filed against Workman.

"Now that the defendant has been sentenced, my office will seek forfeiture of $5,840.00 recovered from the scene," Clayton said, noting that the money will be given to schools in Marion County.

 

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