From:              Hannibal Police Department

Date:               Thursday, February 10, 2022

Phone:            573-221-0987

Fax:                  573-221-3966

Contact:          Lieutenant J.M. Grote


On Wednesday, February 9th, officers assigned to the Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad (ACES) executed a search warrant in the 2100 block of Gordon after a lengthy narcotics investigation for the distribution of fentanyl. As officers approached the residence Billy R. Williams Jr., 27 of Hannibal, fled on foot. Williams was removing items from his pockets and dropping them on the ground as he ran. During the foot pursuit Williams fell and was apprehended without further incident. Numerous capsules were collected from the street and snow where Williams had run. A substance believed to be cocaine and nearly 100 doses containing a substance believed to be fentanyl was recovered. During the search of the home officers located a large quantity of marijuana, a digital scale, and other items consistent with the distribution of narcotics. Williams was currently out on bond for drug trafficking charges from a 2021 Marion County case that the ACES had conducted. Williams was taken to the Marion County Jail pending formal charges. On Thursday, February 10th, the 10th Judicial Circuit of Marion County issued a warrant for Williams. He is charged with Trafficking Drugs, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. His bond was set at $100,000.00 cash or surety. Williams remains in the Marion County Jail.