On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, the Northeast Missouri Narcotics Task Force conducted a search warrant at the residence of Jimmy Atteberry and Kirsten Robbins located at 1603 Fulton Avenue, Hannibal, Missouri. Another search warrant was obtained for a nearby location at 1620 Martin which was also used by the subjects.

The Task Force was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the LaGrange Police Department along with their K-9. During the search warrant, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, a large amount of U.S. Currency and drug paraphernalia were seized. Atteberry and Robbins were arrested at the scene and placed on a 24 hour hold for Possession with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The investigation also led to a consent search of a nearby residence belonging to Brittany Dever located at 1615 Martin, Hannibal. That search led to the seizure of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Dever was arrested at the scene and placed on a 24 hour hold for Possession with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Aaron Howes was also arrested near the scene on an unrelated Palmyra, Missouri warrant.

On Thursday, May 29, 2014, the Marion County Prosecuting Attorney’s office charged Atteberry and Robbins with three felony counts including, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute (Class B Felony), Possession of an Imitation Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute (Class D Felony), and 1st Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Class C Felony). Dever was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute (Class B Felony. Marion County Associate Circuit Judge John Jackson set the bond for all three subjects at $100,000 cash only. They remain in the Marion County Jail.

Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton praised the work of the Northeast Missouri Drug Task Force. “The suspect Mr. Atteberry has been a person of interest to the Task Force for some time. Due to their skills, diligence and hardwork, they conducted a very thorough investigation, search and seizure of evidence. Our community is fortunate to have such dedicated men and women putting on the line to curb the distribution and use of dangerous drugs. I am glad to work closely with them as a team to see it through to the end.”

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

Press release from the Northeast Missouri Narcotics Task Force