Hannibal Police officers arrested a man who allegedly sold meth to a confidential informant, during a Dec. 18 warrant search at a St. Charles residence.

Hannibal Police officers arrested a man who allegedly sold meth to a confidential informant, during a Dec. 18 warrant search at a St. Charles residence.

Seth L. Richardson, of Hannibal, faces the Class C felony of distribution of a controlled substance, according to a Hannibal Police Department probable cause statement. Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton filed the charge, which carries a punishment range of at least three years and no more than 10 years in prison. Officers arrived at about 2:16 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at 3606 St. Charles St. to serve the search warrant.

During a search of the garage, officers found a digital scale and plastic baggie corners — each item tested positive for meth residue. Officers also located a broken meth pipe and a wooden pipe that appeared to contain marijuana.

Officers arrested Richardson, who told them he had marijuana on his person. The officers found marijuana inside a pill container and a one hitter pipe in a cigarette pack. After the arrest, a subsequent search found mail addressed to Richardson near a metal tin that contained about three grams of meth and a pipe.

Richardson appeared in Marion County Associate Court before Judge John Jackson on Friday, Dec. 22. Jackson granted Public Defender Austin Smith's request for a bond reduction. Jackson granted the request, amending the bond from $100,000 cash-only to $50,000 cash or surety. Richardson is scheduled to appear for arraignment at 8:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29.