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Hannibal man arrested on controlled substance distribution charge

Posted: Jun. 19, 2019 12:01 am Updated: Jun. 19, 2019 11:10 pm

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A Hannibal man was arrested Tuesday after a large amount of suspected marijuana was discovered in the car he was driving.

Jeffrey Anderson, 33, was arrested on charges of distributing a controlled substance, driving while revoked, failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, failing to stop at a stop sign and failing to yield right of way to oncoming traffic.

The Hannibal Police Department said officers assigned to the Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad as well as patrol officers attempted to stop a vehicle heading south about 8:15 a.m. on U.S. 61 after the vehicle reportedly failed to yield. Police said that after a brief vehicle pursuit, the driver, later identified as Anderson, fled on foot before he was arrested without incident.

The vehicle was taken to the Hannibal Police Department where it was searched after a search warrant was issued. During the search, police said they found a large amount of what was believed to be marijuana.

Anderson was placed on a 24-hour hold before a warrant for distributing a controlled substance was issued with bond set at $50,000.

Police said Anderson has since posted bond.

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