From:              Hannibal Police Department

Date:               Thursday, June 9, 2022

Phone:            573-221-0987

Fax:                 573-221-3966

Contact:          Lieutenant J.M. Grote

 

Louisiana Missouri Man Arrested After Hannibal’s Largest Fentanyl Seizure

 

On Wednesday, June 8th, the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County charged Darion J. Ivy, 35 of Louisiana MO, with Drug Trafficking and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. The charges stem from an incident that began on Tuesday, June 7th in the 3600 block of McMasters. Hannibal Officers assigned to the Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad (ACES) were at a hotel assisting the Northeast Missouri Task Force (NEMO) and Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control (MSHP DDCC) on an unrelated matter. While at the hotel the ACES observed two small children, under the age of seven, unattended in a vehicle. It was discovered the children’s caregiver was in a nearby room. Ivy, the registered guest of the room, left before officers were able to contact him. During the investigation a search warrant was obtained for Ivy’s room. A large amount of both cut fentanyl and uncut fentanyl were located along with a firearm. On Wednesday the Pike County MO Sheriff’s Department obtained information regarding Ivy’s location. Hannibal officers went back to the hotel and saw Ivy enter a different room and he refused to come out. Additional HPD officers and a negotiator arrived on scene. Ivy eventually surrendered without further incident.

Chief Jacob Nacke stated, “This arrest will most definitely result in lives being saved. To date this is the Hannibal Police Department’s largest suspected fentanyl seizure. This investigation showcases the team effort used in so many drug investigations. We continue to make fentanyl investigations a top priority and will work to stop the flow of this devastating drug into our communities.”

Ivy remains in the Marion County Jail on $100,000.00 cash only bond. The Hannibal Police Department was assisted by MSHP DDCC, NEMO Task Force, and the Pike County MO Sheriff’s Department.

If you have information on potential drug activity you can report it at www.hannibalpd.com or calling 573-221-0987.