From: Hannibal Police Department
Date: March 28, 2014
Contact: Chief Lyndell R. Davis
Two St. Louis, Missouri men were arrested on Thursday March 27th while detectives assigned to the Hannibal Police Department’s Narcotic Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1200 block of Center Street. Those arrested are as follows:
Hannibal detectives located and seized a significant amount of heroin and “Crack” cocaine at the residence. Both Cockrell and Williams were transported to the Marion County Jail to be held on their charges.
“The persistence and hard work of our HPD detectives and cooperation we received from Marion County Prosecutor David Clayton was key to the success of this investigation and the ultimate seizure of the large quantity of illegal drugs” stated Chief Lyndell Davis.
From: Marion County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Date: March 28, 2014
Contact: David Clayton
Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton, in his brief time as prosecutor has gotten to experience firsthand the cornrnitment, dedication and hard work of the men and women of the Hannibal Police Department.
“Nearly everyday since becoming prosecutor, I’ve been in contact with HPD by signing search warrants or preparing arrest warrants, drafting charges, and communicating with officers via phone and email. One of my goals as Marion County’s top law enforcement official is to more aggressively enforce the laws against drugs like heroin, meth, and crack. HPD has been proactive and highly involved in curbing drug use and trafficking in our community. We’re taking a joint team approach involving a lot of communication and cooperation. We’re working together to make this a safer community.”
Recently HPD has secured search and arrest warrants for a number of persons suspected of drug use and distribution. This has led to a number of recent drug related arrests. “HPD officers are doing their part. I hope to do all I can as their prosecutor to finish what they start.”
Ethical rules require any prosecutor to state that a charge against any person is an accusation and that all defendants are presumed innocent until or unless there are found guilty.