Attempt to Manufacture Meth Arrest

From: Hannibal Police Department

Date: May 6, 2011

Phone: 573-221-0987 Fax: 573-221-3966

Contact: Lt. Kathy Davis

Shortly before 10 pm on Thursday night officers of the Hannibal Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of Munger Lane. During the investigation at the traffic stop officers located a suspect (passenger) that had been wanted for questioning for his involvement in a search warrant executed in the 1000 Block of Bird Street on April 22nd. That search warrant was executed after officers had received information of a possible methamphetamine lab at that residence.  According to officer's reports during the arrest at the traffic stop, officers found items commonly used in the manufacture of meth on this person as well as he was observed attempting to swallow an item thought to be a controlled substance. A more thorough search of the vehicle yielded more items commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. The driver of the vehicle was also found to have items commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine on her person and near her in the vehicle. Arrested by police was the driver: Lucretia B Pyse, 27 of Palmyra Mo and the passenger: Robert B Karlinski, 29 of Hannibal. Pyse was arrested for: Possession of a Controlled Substance (felony), Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance (felony), Tampering with Physical Evidence (felony) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Karlinski was arrested for: Possession of a Controlled Substance (felony), Tampering with Physical Evidence (felony) and Manufacturing and Delivery of a Controlled Substance (felony.) Both Karlinski and Pyse were transported to the Marion County Jail and placed on a 24 hour hold pending the filing of formal charges.

May 6th, 2011