Drug Take-Back Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND WALGREENS will Host Drug Take-Back Day Events Throughout Mobile to Help Community Safely Discard of Unused, Unwanted Medications

 To help prevent the misuse or abuse of unused and unwanted medications, THE MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE and WALGREENS (NYSE, Nasdaq: WAG) will host Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Prescription Drug Take-Back Day events at two stores in Mobile. Community residents can participate in this service for free.

The events will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at two Walgreens locations in Mobile, including

  • 5705 Cottage Hill Road, intersection of Cottage Hill and Knollwood

  • 3948 Airport Boulevard, intersection of Airport and McGregor

Consumers are encouraged to safely and legally dispose of any unwanted or expired medications.  Law enforcement will also be present to accept any controlled substance medications dropped off for disposal.

“One of the most common questions our pharmacists receive surrounds how to safely dispose of unused or expired medications,” said Walgreens community leader Karen Meyer.  “This is an easy way to help keep unused or unwanted medications out of the hands of those who could be accidentally harmed.”

Sites will accept tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms of unwanted medication.  Those disposing of medications may black out personal identification on prescription bottles or empty bottles into bins provided at the event.  To learn more about the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day program, visit http://www.awarerx.org.

         MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE has a program OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET that runs all year and is available 24 hours a day for your convenience.  To learn more about this program visit http://www.mobileso.com/operation-medicine-cabinet/.

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

WORKING METH LAB DISCOVERED ON SECOND FLOOR ABOVE WHERE TWO HANDICAPPED PEOPLE WERE SLEEPING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

TODAY, APRIL 18, 2013, The Marshall Fugitive Task Force went to serve a felony warrant to EMILY PENNINGTON, residing at 1267 Carlton Acres East, Mobile.  While attempting to locate PENNINGTON the Marshall’s located an active meth lab.  US Marshalls contacted THE MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE NARCOTICS UNIT to dismantle the lab.  “Active Meth labs are dangerous and explosive enough but we also found that the cook had lithium strips soaking in Coleman fuel,” said an undercover narcotic deputy.  ” To make matters worse, this was all cooking on the second floor directly above two handicapped adults who were asleep in their beds.”

MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE arrested  MICHAEL EDWARD PAULINI, Manufacturing 1st Degree, Trafficking (Meth);  ELIZABETH WEAVER BYRD,  Violation of Probation warrant and 3 warrants from Creola PD;   CRANDLE EUGENE PYLANT, Child Support warrant and a warrant with Mt. Vernon PD.   KIMBERLY STEWARTis the home owner and caregiver to the handicapped adults.  The fugutive, EMILY PENNINGTON, was not home during the arrest and she is the daughter of KIMBERLY STEWART.   The investigation is ongoing and further arrest are pending.

 

 

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

MCSO needs your help in identifying this person

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On Monday evening, April 15, 2013 at 10:40, the MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE was called to the McDonald’s in Grand Bay for a robbery.  The suspect is described as a black male wearing a blue/black jacket, black shoes, mask and gloves.  He entered McDonald’s with a semi-automatic pistol and made the manager empty the register.  The suspect fled on foot  with an undisclosed amount of cash.

If you recognize this person, or have any information about this crime, please contact THE MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 574-8633. You may also provide information to us through our website on CRIME TIPS.

 

 

 

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE NEEDS YOUR HELP IN FINDING RANDY LAVERNE MARSHALL

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE is looking for this man, RANDY LAVERNE MARSHALL.  MARSHALL is responsible for several vehicle break-ins that occurred in the Semmes Area last summer, 2012.  MCSO submitted DNA samples from one of the vehicles and it was returned to us a few weeks ago with a positive identity for RANDY MARSHALL.  You may also report on our website under CRIME TIPS.

If anyone has any information as to his whereabouts, please contact the MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 574-8633.

RANDY LAVERNE MARSHALL

 

Last known address; 

254 Smoke Ave., Saraland, Al. 36571

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

Sheriff Sam Cochran explains the dangers of SB 286

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

By Sam Cochran

Mobile County Sheriff

Senate Bill 286 was quickly forced through the Senate over the objections of every sheriff in Alabama. It is dangerous, both for police officers and citizens.

This bill denies sheriffs the discretion they now possess to prevent habitual criminals, drug users, violent offenders and mentally ill people from getting concealed carry permits. The bill ties the hands of sheriffs, allowing them to deny permits only when they know that a person will commit a gun crime. That is an impossible standard that will open the floodgates for criminals to obtain pistol permits.

This bill would require sheriffs to issue lifetime permits to anyone without a felony conviction to carry a pistol in a car. When police officers start their shifts, their families are left to wonder if they will come back home safely. If the proposed bill were to pass, their families will have to worry even more, with guns laying about on dashboards and car seats during traffic stops.

Regular drivers will be at more risk from road rage as well.

This law, if passed, will allow teenagers driving cars belonging to lifetime permit holders to carry pistols onto school campuses. Schools would be barred from checking on guns left in vehicles on campuses. Even schools with armed officers would be unable to stop a kid from going to his car to grab a gun.

This bill would even allow pro-choice protestors to carry guns when confronting pro-life advocates, setting up showdowns in front of abortion clinics in Alabama.

The Business Council of Alabama also opposes this bill. Under current law, business owners have the right to set their own policies on guns in the workplace. If this bill passes, employees will be able to show up to work with guns in their cars. Employers will be powerless to protect their workers from disgruntled employees, and they will be subject to more lawsuits in our courts.

Retailers will be put in the position of asking people openly carrying guns to leave when customers complain. That is a terrible burden to place on clerks in retail stores. If this bill passes, it is only a matter of time before a confrontation escalates out of control.

As a conservative, I am a longtime supporter of the Second Amendment. I believe that every law-abiding citizen has a right to carry a concealed pistol. I issued over 38,000 pistol permits last year, more than any single year in the history of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office. I denied only a handful of permit applications, and, if you were able to see the records of those I denied, you would sleep better at night.

Please ask your representative in the Alabama House to vote against this reckless gun bill. You can contact your legislators by going to http://www.legislature.state.al.us/ .

 

Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com