TWO FAMILY MEMBERS ARRESTED AT TWO DIFFERENT METH BUST

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On January 13, 2013 an anonymous caller told MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE about a possible meth lab located at  7125 Astro Drive in Wilmer.  Deputies were advised that a male subject was in the process of doing a ” shake and bake ” lab.   When MCSO deputies arrived they found LESLIE PLATT and SHANNON MCCLURE in a  camper trailer and a strong chemical odor coming from inside the trailer.   Deputies also observed jars in plain view that appeared to be a one shot lab.   MCSO arrested PLATT with Trafficking Meth, Manufacturing 1st, Possession of Controlled Substance, and felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. MCCLURE had an active warrant for her arrest and was transported to metro as well.

 

Early Monday, JANUARY 14, 2013, MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES were out on Warrants and went to 11601 OLD MOFFETT ROAD, WILMER and found a working  meth lab at the home.  MCSO arrested BRANDON GARRETTSON, JOHN HICKS AND DERRICK PLATT who is the nephew of LESLIE PLATT who was arrested the day before.

 

“We are successful with our Meth Initiative because the public has taken full advantage of the tools given to them,” says Sheriff Sam Cochran, “Through our METH TEXT PROGRAM and our CRIME TIPS we are continuously making arrest of pill shoppers and meth cooks and putting them in jail.”

 

THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE FROM THE METH LAB ON ASTRO DRIVE

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

Senior from Baker High School leading Drug Drop-off Day

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AUSTIN SAUNDERS, a senior at Baker High School, has partnered with MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE to use this SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012 as a day to bring your unused prescription drugs to their sub station in Theodore.  Austin is participating in the Drug Education Council’s Red Ribbon Community Project.  If he wins he could receive scholarship money for college.

In 2010, The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and Mobile United started their own safe drug drop-off program called, OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET.  “We wanted to give our community a “safe” place to dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs,” said Sheriff Sam Cochran.  “We know that prescription and over the counter medications are fast becoming a dangerous part of teenage gatherings and we felt we needed to provide a way for people to dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs year round, not just once a year.”

Over the last two years, Operation Medicine Cabinet has successfully taken over 10,000 prescription drugs off the streets.

Operation Medicine Cabinet is located at 5808 US Highway 90 W., Theodore, Al. 36582.  This location is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  If you would like to participate this weekend, we will be at the location this SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 FROM 9 TO 12:00.

For more information go to http://www.mobileso.com/operation-medicine-cabinet/

 

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

Skeletal Remains found off Irvington Bayou La Batre Highway

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On January 8, 2013 at approximately 1:00 pm, four citizens from Bayou La Batre, AL were searching the side of U.S. Highway 90 near Irvington Bayou La Batre Highway for a hub-cap that had fallen off of their vehicle.  During the search they located the skeletal remains of a human body and called MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

The human remains were located on the South side of U.S. Highway 90 approximately 200 yards East of Irvington BLB Highway.  The remains were located just inside of the wood-line from U.S. Highway 90.  The remains consisted of a human skeleton, clothing, and a wallet.  Inside the wallet was an Alabama Driver’s License.
MCSO is attempting to notify a next-of-kin.  At this time no family members have been notified.  The investigation is ongoing.
Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

Baker High School Senior leads community project with Mobile County Sheriff’s Office

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Austin Saunders, a senior at Baker High School, has contacted the MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE to partner in a “DRUG DROP OFF DAY”.   The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office runs their own year round program called  “OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET”.  This program gives the citizens of Mobile County a convenient and environmentally safe way to dispose of their unwanted and expired prescription drugs.  In recent years, prescription and over the counter medications (OTC) are fast becoming a dangerous part of teenage gatherings.  “Pharm Parties” are more common as kids experiment & use prescription and OTC drugs to get high.  A survey of teenagers by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America found that 1 in 5 teens has tried vicodin – a powerful, addictive narcotic pain reliever, 1 in 10 has tried oxyContin – a prescription narcotic, 1 in 10 has used stimulant Ritalin or Adderall for nonmedical purposes and 1 in 11 teens have admitted to getting high on cough syrup.  “Many- particularly teens – believe prescription drugs are safer than illicit drugs because they are prescribed by a healthcare provider and sold behind the counter,” says Sheriff Sam Cochran, “therefore they do not look at themselves as drug addicts because they did not purchase them in a dark alley from a drug dealer.”

The Drug Education Council sponsors the RED RIBBON COMMUNITY PROJECTS  and asked students from Baldwin and Mobile County to participate.   The concept was to  “Be Your Own Superstar”.  Students were asked to go to their own communities, churches and schools, and lead a program that would build self-esteem, teach a skill or otherwise empower people to live drug free.  Austin Saunders chose to partner with the MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE to create awareness with his peer group of the dangers of prescription drugs.

On Saturday, January 12, 2013, Austin has arranged and scheduled a “Drug Drop-Off Day” at the MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, located at THEODORE OAKS, 5808 US HIGHWAY 90 W.  To support Austin with his community Project you may drop off your unwanted and expired prescription drugs from 9:00 AM TO 3:00 PM.

For additional information on Operation Medicine Cabinet go to http://www.mobileso.com/operation-medicine-cabinet/

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

MCSO needs your help in locating a missing person

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Missing/Endangered Person

 

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in locating 77 year old Garland Ford.

 

Ford moved to Mobile County from Arkansas in March of 2012 and lost contact with family members shortly thereafter.  The last time the family in Arkansas spoke with Ford was in September 2012.

 

Investigators have determined that he was living in Bayou La Batre and may have moved to the Wilmer area.

 

Ford reportedly has several medical problems and the family is concerned for his safety.  Anyone with any information is asked to call the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office 574-8633

 

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