From: Hannibal Police Department
Date: March 12th, 2021
Contact: Lt. Jacob Nacke
Hannibal Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking and Firearms Violation
On Wednesday March 10th, 2021 a warrant was issued in the 10th Judicial Circuit of Marion County charging Michael R Fitzpatrick (41) of Hannibal with trafficking drugs, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, and possession of a controlled substance with bond set at $100,000 cash only. The arrest was a result of an officer investigating a verbal altercation on Monday 03/08/2021, where Fitzpatrick and another subject were contacted on Munger Lane at Stardust. During the investigation it was determined that no criminal charges were needed and Fitzpatrick was allowed to leave the scene. A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered a significant amount of a substance believed to be methamphetamine, loaded firearm, and items to suggest the sale of narcotics. On Tuesday 03/09/2021, officers assigned to the Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad (ACES) conducted a search of a residence in the 1900 block of Chestnut where they located Fitzpatrick hiding in a shower. Fitzpatrick remains lodged in the Marion County Jail on the warrant.