From: Hannibal Police Department
Contact: Lt. John Zerbonia
On Tuesday, December 12th 2017, Hannibal Police officers assigned to the Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad (ACES) executed a search warrant in the 1300 block of Ely Street in Hannibal. The search warrant was a result of an investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine. As a result of the search warrant the following subjects were arrested:
- William W Gauch (36) of Hannibal; endangering the welfare of a child (3 counts), possession of a controlled substance (felony), unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with physical evidence.
- Brandy L Gauch (30) of Hannibal; endangering the welfare of a child (3 counts), possession of a controlled substance (felony), and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
- Eric J Powell (38) of Hannibal; unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and three active warrants.
- Donald A Robinson (32) of Hannibal; possession of a controlled substance (misdemeanor), and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
Powell was transported to the Marion County Jail, while the remaining subjects were released pending review by the Marion County Prosecuting Attorney. Three children were taken into protective custody as a result of the investigation. The Hannibal Police Department was assisted by the Hannibal Special Response Team (SRT), Marion County Children’s Division, and the Ralls County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit.