A Hannibal man faced with drug related charges has asked for a change of judge.

Joshua Nichols made the request in Marion County Circuit Court. The request was granted and the matter was sent to the presiding judge for reassignment.

Nichols faces charges of possession of a controlled substance in connection with a drug bust at a residence on Lunar Lane in April in which two others were arrested.

Nichols is also facing charges of marijuana possession and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia in a separate case.

Nichols remains in the Marion County Jail on $12,500 bond.