The Northeast Missouri Narcotics Task Force arrested Joshua “JD” Foust on February 18, 2015 at approximately 12:09 am in Hannibal, Missouri. Foust was transported to the Marion County Jail where he is being held on a warrant for Possession with Intent to Distribute. His bond is $100,000.00 cash only.

The Task Force would like to thank everyone who called with tips which led to Foust’s arrest. We encourage the community to call the Task Force at 573-221-5200 at anytime to report criminal activity.

More arrests and charges may be pending concerning this investigation. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Arrested and Charged:

Joshua D. “JD” Foust: white male: 33 years old; Hannibal, MO, Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Class B Felony)

Press release from the Northeast Missouri Narcotics Task Force

(Original story) The manhunt continues for the former Hannibal elementary school principal wanted for heroin possession.

According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Shinn, authorities believe 33-year-old J.D. Foust is with family members in Texas, who are reportedly trying to convince Foust to turn himself in.

A month-and-a-half-long investigation by the Northeast Missouri Task Force resulted in a search of Foust’s residence on Fulton Avenue last Wednesday. The search uncovered large amounts of heroin, methadone and drug paraphernalia.

Foust is wanted for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Also arrested as the result of the Task Force's investigation were 31-year-old Samuel Foust and 32-year-old Ryan Thompson. Samuel Foust is charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Thompson is charged with possession of a controlled substance.

J.D. Foust had resigned as principal of Stowell Elementary School on February 2.