HANNIBAL, Mo. — Two Hannibal residents and one Shelbyville resident were arrested Wednesday on drug charges after police said one of them threw methamphetamine out a car window.
The Hannibal Police Department said an officer saw a vehicle that had run out of gas on Palmyra Road near College Avenue. Police stopped traffic to allow the driver and passengers to push the vehicle into a nearby parking lot. While the vehicle was being moved, an officer said he saw one of the three occupants in the car throw an item out the window.
The officer was able to retrieve the item, which was allegedly methamphetamine.
The individuals exited the car in a parking lot, and the officer made contact with two males. A third person was walking toward a nearby shopping center.
During the investigation, the officer allegedly found a substance believed to be methamphetamine, prescription pills, marijuana paraphernalia and items used in the production of a methamphetamine.
Arrested were Joshua Rickey, 28, and Austin Rickey, 22, both of Hannibal.
Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton charged Austin Rickey with attempt to manufacture a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence.
Joshua Rickey was charged with attempt to manufacture of a controlled substance.
Kenny Schwieter, 30, of Shelbyville, was found in the shopping center and arrested on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance, and a parole violation. He was charged with attempt to manufacture a controlled substance.
All three are being held in the Marion County Jail.