(HANNIBAL)—A Ralls County man faces drug related charges following a five month investigation by the Northeast Missouri Narcotics Task Force. 55-year-old Gene Charlton was arrested following a search at a residence on Highway H-H.

Items seized include methamphetamine, items used in the manufacture of meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Charges were filed Friday by the Ralls County prosecutor’s office in the case. Charlton is held on 100-thousand dollars cash only bond.