Five pounds meth, street value $230,000, seized in Kirksville

These four suspects were arrested after a search of a Kirksville home and a storage unit outside Kirksville. (Adair County Sheriff's Office)

Four northeast Missouri residents are charged after investigators found five pounds of packaged methamphetamine at a home and in a storage unit.

On March 28, 2017, the Missouri State Highway Patrol executed a search warrant at 713 West Dodson Street in Kirksville.

Officers located approximately three pounds of packaged methamphetamine, digital scales, smoking devices and approximately one pound of Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). MSM is a substance commonly added to methamphetamine to increase its weight for higher sales.

On March 29, 2017, officers executed a second search warrant at a storage unit located south of Kirksville.

During that search, officers found approximately two additional pounds of methamphetamine, one illegal firearm and a handgun.

The suspects, all from Kirksville, are Thomas J. Hill, 36, Nicki L. Hill, 29, Michael A. Griffin, 23, and Andrew J. Farnan, 27.

They were arrested at the Dodson Street residence on March 28.

All four are charged with First-Degree Drug Trafficking.

Nicki Hill faces additional charges of Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Farnan and Thomas Hill are also charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The total amount of methamphetamine seized has a potential street value of $230,000.

The highway patrol was assisted by the Adair County Sheriff's Office, Kirksville Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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