From:              Hannibal Police Department

Date:               September 26, 2016 

Phone:            573-221-0987   

Fax:                 573-221-3966

Contact:          Lt. John Zerbonia


At 12:55 a.m. Monday morning, officers with the Hannibal Police department received information of a possible drug transaction involving the occupants of a pickup truck. A short time later, officers located the vehicle on Broadway at Hwy 79 and stopped it. As the officer approached the vehicle, an occupant exited and fled on foot. The subject, Jaron W Richards (19 of New London, Mo) was apprehended a short distance from the vehicle by another responding officer. The driver of the vehicle, Jacob L Wieberg (21 of Hannibal) consented to a search of his person. During the search the officer located  what is believed to be a Schedule 4 controlled pill in Wiebergs pocket. He was arrested and released pending a warrant. Richards was arrested on charges of Resisting Arrest and 2 active Felony Warrants and released to the Marion County Jail.