A Kirksville man is facing several drug charges. Last week authorities conducted a search warrant at the residence of 39-year-old Russell Lee Penick in the 500 block of West Hamilton Street. Law enforcement officers with the North Missouri Drug Task Force, Adair County Sheriff’s Office, Kirksville Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol executed the search. Initially they found a glass smoking pipe with white residue in Penick’s pocket. The substance field tested positive as methamphetamine. Upon further seraching, law enforcement found numerous prescription drugs, marijuana and methamphetamine.
Penick has been charged with a class D felony of possession of methamphetamine, a class D misdemeanor of possession of marijuana, and a class D misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held in the Adair County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash-only bond.