A preliminary hearing is scheduled for one of three defendants facing a felony drug trafficking charge following a mid-January drug bust on St. Charles St.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for one of three defendants facing a felony drug trafficking charge following a mid-January drug bust on St. Charles St.

Richard Thrun, 39, of Hannibal, appeared before Judge John Jackson on Friday, Feb. 2, in Marion County Associate Court. Special Public Defender Fredrich Cruse represented the defense. Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton represented the state.

Thrun was charged following reports of possible drug use and trespassing received by members of the Hannibal Police Department Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad (ACES) on Friday, Jan. 19. The officers received consent to search the residence and discovered several subjects inside, along with a substantial quantity of methamphetamine, marijuana, currency, several bottles of prescription drugs and a loaded hand gun. A large amount of stolen property was also recovered which is believed to be from recent burglaries being investigated by Hannibal detectives. Four subjects were taken into custody.

Three people were charged in connection with the bust.

The 10th Judicial Circuit Court issued warrants on Thrun, Erin. E. Inlow, 37, of Hannibal, and Faron Elzea, 39, of Hannibal, charging them with the Class C Felony of second-degree drug trafficking.

A fourth person was arrested but had not been charged as of Feb. 2. The Courier-Post does not typically identify people arrested if they are not charged with a crime.

An arraignment hearing for Inlow was continued to 8:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Elzea’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26.

Bonds for Thrun, Elzea, and Inlow were set at $50,000 cash only. All three remain in the Marion County Jail.