From: Hannibal Police Department
Date: Friday, October 14, 2022
Contact: Lieutenant J.M. Grote
On Thursday, October 13th, shortly after midnight officers assigned to the Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad (ACES) took Gary M. George, 52 of Hannibal, into custody for trafficking narcotics. The ACES had been conducting surveillance on George for several weeks. Hannibal Officers conducted a traffic stop at Warren Barrett Dr. and Industrial Loop Rd. on the vehicle George was driving. As the vehicle was coming to a stop a large bag containing what is believed to be methamphetamine was thrown from the vehicle. George was taken into custody without incident and the bag was recovered. He was transported to Marion County. The 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Ralls County charged George with Possession of a Controlled Substance. His bond was set at $50,000.00 cash only.
A criminal charge is merely an allegation and the defendant is, of course, presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.