On April 3, 2019, members of the Marceline Police
Department, the NOMO Drug Task Force, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol
served a search warrant at 823 North Kansas Marceline MO. Officers recovered
items that field tested positive for opium and methamphetamine.
During course of the
search, an improvised explosive device (IED) was discovered by the officers.
The device was safely secured. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Division
of Drug and Crime Control Bomb Squad was notified and responded to Marceline
where the device was safely and successfully defused.
Gary Lee Gladbach, 55, of
Marceline was arrest and subsequently charged with the following charges:
Felony-Delivery of a controlled substance
Class D Felony 2
counts- Possession of a controlled substance
Class D Felony-
Unlawful possession of an explosive weapon
Class E Felony-
Keeping or maintaining a public Nuisance
Gladbach is currently
being held without bond in the Macon County Jail.
The Marceline Police
Department was assisted by the Linn County Prosecuting Attorney, Brookfield
Police Department, NOMO Drug Task Force, Missouri State Highway Patrol,
Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, and Missouri State Highway Patrol DDCC Bomb
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