From:               Hannibal Police Department

Date:                September 15, 2015

Phone:             573-221-0987

Fax:                  573-221-3966

Contact:           Lt. John Zerbonia


On Monday, September 14, officers of the Hannibal Police Department contacted 40 year old Burton L Whittaker, of Hannibal, at a residence in the 1900 block of Hope St in connection to a stolen property investigation. After receiving consent to search the property, officers located a large amount of what is believed to be marijuana, inside the battery compartment of a work site radio. Whittaker fled the scene on foot and was located a short time later hiding in a residence in the 1800 block of Hope St. Whittaker was arrested on charges of Manufacture and Delivery a Controlled Substance and Resisting Arrest. He was placed on a 24 hour hold at the Marion County Jail.