Nigerian citizen arrested in Kirksville following execution of search warrant

Drug Raid

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Nigerian citizen in Kirksville on Wednesday morning following the execution of a search warrant.

The Adair County prosecuting attorney charged 21-year-old Ifeanyi Nnaji (If-ay-ahn-yee Nah-jee) on Thursday with felony delivery of a controlled substance, six counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, and felony unlawful use of a weapon.

Online court information shows an initial court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11 at 8:30 am. He is being held without bond in the Adair County Jail.

During the execution of the search warrant at 1308 South Sheridan Street Apartment B, the Patrol reports officers seized about 11 pounds of marijuana, around three-quarters of a pound of marijuana resin, 38 THC vape pen cartridges, and a large amount of THC-infused edibles, including suckers, approximately 11 pounds of brownies, and gummies.

Other items also reportedly seized included about 410 Adderall pills, a morphine pill, nine Ecstasy pills, six Xanax pills, about one ounce of psilocybin mushrooms, 162 “hits” of LSD, a loaded semi-automatic handgun, more than $80,000 in cash, and a 2016 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum Edition.

Nnaji is residing in the United States on a student visa. The Adair County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Highway Patrol in the investigation.