A Saturday traffic stop and warrant search resulted in the the arrest of two Hannibal residents for several drug-related felonies.

A Saturday traffic stop and warrant search resulted in the the arrest of two Hannibal residents for several drug-related felonies.

Members of the Hannibal Police Department Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad conducted a warrant search at 503 N. Hawkins. Shortly before the residence search, officers conducted a vehicle stop involving Ahmed H. Elder, 39, of Hannibal. Officers reported that Elder briefly fled before stopping and being take into custody. Officers took Rachel Elder, of Hannibal, into custody during the search of the residence.

Hannibal police officers reported they found different substances in the home, including estimated totals of 5.9 pounds of methamphetamine, 1.2 pounds of cocaine, 36 pounds of marijuana, $83,000 in cash and three handguns. Officers reported they found methamphetamine in the vehicle as well.
According to online court documents, Ahmed Elder is charged with three Class B felonies of second-degree drug trafficking and one Class C felony of delivery of a controlled substance. Rachel Elder faces two Class B felonies of second-degree drug trafficking and one Class C felony of delivery of a controlled substance.

Ahmed and Rachel Elder are each lodged in the Marion County Jail with $100,000 cash-only bonds. Arraignment hearings for each defendant are set for Friday, Nov. 9 in the Marion County Associate Court.