Hannibal Police say that a "significant amount" of heroin and crack cocaine was seized during a raid in the 1200 block of Center Street on March 27, leading to the arrests of two St. Louis men.

30-year-old Cameron J. Cockrell of St. Louis and 29-year-old Terry T. Williams, also of St. Louis, are charged with Class B felony of Distribute/Manufacture/Produce of a controlled substance.

Both Cockrell and Williams were taken to the Marion County Jail.

Cameron Cockrell and Terry Williams
Hannibal Police Department

"The persistence and hard work of our HPD detectives and cooperation we received from Marion County Prosecutor David Clayton was key to the success of this investigation and the ultimate seizure of the large quantity of illegal drugs" said Hannibal Police Chief Lyndell Davis.

Clayton said in a news release that fighting against drugs has been one of his office's top priorities. "Nearly everyday since becoming prosecutor, I've been in contact with HPD by signing search warrants or preparing arrest warrants, drafting charges, and communicating with officers via phone and email. One of my goals as Marion County's top law enforcement official is to more aggressively enforce the laws against drugs like heroin, meth, and crack. HPD has been proactive and highly involved in curbing drug use and trafficking in our community. We're taking a joint team approach involving a lot of communication and cooperation. We're working together to make this a safer community."

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