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Hannibal man pleads guilty in meth trafficking case

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Nov. 27, 2019 8:20 pm

ST. LOUIS -- A Hannibal man faces between five and 40 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of intent to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine.

Cody Wayne Seabaugh, 31, entered the plea Thursday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. He will be sentenced March 4, 2020.

According to the plea agreement, the Hannibal Police Department started an investigation in July 2017 into Seabaugh's methamphetamine possession and distribution activities. As part of that investigation, officers received information on Oct. 4, 2017, that Seabaugh had been in a vehicle crash, ran from the scene holding a bag, and was beating on home doors in the area. When police eventually found Seabaugh, he was lying in the street. Officers saw plastic bags strewn around him on the road, as well as a black and pink zippered bag.

Inside the zippered bag, officers found several bags containing about 126 grams of methamphetamine, a scale, more plastic bags and U.S. currency.

Seabaugh was arrested, and a subsequent search of his cellphone provided additional information confirming drug trafficking.

The Illinois State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration assisted in the investigation.

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