From: Hannibal Police Department
Date: October 27, 2016
Contact: Lt. John Zerbonia
On Wednesday 10/26/16, Hannibal Police Officers assigned to the Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad (ACES) were on patrol in the 2900 block of Warren Barrett when a vehicle was observed with expired license plates. After the vehicle was stopped the driver, Terrance Phelps (45) of Hannibal, was determined to be concealing something in his mouth. After being ordered to open his mouth, Phelps spit several items in an officer’s face. The items were found to be individually packaged bags of a substance believed to be methamphetamine. Phelps was also found to have an active Marion County Warrant for Probation Violation. Phelps was transported to the Marion County Jail where he remains on a $20,000 cash only bond on the probation warrant. Phelps was also charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, driving while revoked, fail to display valid license plates, no seatbelt, no proof of insurance, and assault on a law enforcement officer. The officer was treated for an exposure at Hannibal Regional Hospital and was released.