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New trial date set for Hannibal man charged in drug trafficking case

Anthony Hutton
By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Oct. 10, 2018 6:20 pm Updated: Oct. 10, 2018 6:31 pm

QUINCY -- A new trial date has been set for a Hannibal, Mo., man accused of trafficking methamphetamine and prescription drugs into Quincy.

Court records show that Anthony L. Hutton's case was set for a Dec. 3 jury trial after an appearance Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court.

Hutton, 38, pleaded not guilty June 20 to charges of methamphetamine trafficking; possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine; unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, hydrocodone; and unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, oxycodone.

The case had been set for a September jury trial, until his attorney, Public Defender Chris Pratt, withdrew from the case because of a conflict of interest. Hutton is now represented by Public Defender Betsy Bier.

Hutton was arrested May 8 after officers with the West Central Illinois Task Force said they were conducting surveillance near the 900 block of Jefferson when Hutton and Darlene B. Elles of Benton City, Mo., arrived in a 2007 Dodge Nitro. Police said officers made a traffic stop on the vehicle, which was driven by Elles, and Hutton tried to flee on foot. He was arrested after a short foot chase.

Police said they found more than 50 grams of methamphetamine ice and numerous oxycodone pills in the car.

Elles, 39, pleaded not guilty to identical charges July 11. She waived her right to a jury trial Sept. 12, and a plea hearing is set for Oct. 24.

Hutton is being held in the Adams County Jail on $100,000 bond. Elles is being held in the jail on $150,000 bond.

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