An investigation leads to the arrest of a Monroe County man Wednesday on drug and solicitation charges.

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Hannibal Police learned that 38 year old Brandon Blue of Holliday, Missouri, was allegedly seeking sexual activity in exchange for drugs and money.

An investigation by a detective assigned to HPD’s Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad led to Blue’s arrest in the 1200 block of Broadway.

A search of his vehicle revealed a substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Warrants were issued by the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County, charging Blue with patronizing prostitution, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

Blue is in the Marion County Jail on $50,000 bond.

The Hannibal Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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