The Northeast Missouri Narcotics Task Force makes three additional arrests after serving a search warrant at the home of Donald Fortner in Hannibal on Thursday.

During the execution of the search warrant, methamphetamine, items used to manufacture methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found.

Donald C. Fortner III , James Vanwinkle and Joshua Buck were all arrested at the scene and placed on 24 hour holds.

Fortner is also facing charges in the state of California for Attempt to Manufacture a Controlled Substance.

On Friday, March 14, 2014, the Marion County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office formerly charged all three subjects with the bonds set by Associate Circuit Judge John J. Jackson.  Fortner was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class C Felony (Bond set at $50,000).  Vanwinkle was charged with Distribution of a Controlled Substance, a Class B Felony (Bond set at $100,000 cash only).  Buck was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class C Felony (Bond set at $50,000).

The latest arrests come on the heels of four more  arrests by the Task Force earlier this week: On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the Northeast Missouri Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant at the residence of Elisha Davis at 513 Church Street, Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri.

Methamphetamine, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, drug paraphernalia and four firearms were located and seized.  As a result of the search warrant Elisha Davis, Michael Withrow, Angela Fogle and Justin Nichelson were arrested at the scene, transported to the Marion County Jail and placed on 24 hour holds.

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, the Marion County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Elisha Davis with Possession of a Controlled Substance (a Class C Felony) and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (a Class C Felony).  Davis has a bond set for $100,000.00 cash only.  Michael Withrow was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (a Class C Felony).  Withrow’s bond was set at $50,000.00 cash only.  Warrants were issued and the bond amounts were set by Circuit Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd.

More arrests may be pending.

All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

(Press Release from Northeast Missouri Narcotics Task Force.)