Man grazed by a bullet from 22 rifle while arguing over a meth lab

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

At approximately 11:30 am, December 29, 2012, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of 9661 CLEBORNE ROAD, (Chunchula, AL)  for a possible shooting.  When MCSO Deputies responded to the location they found one subject who had been “grazed”  by a bullet shot from a 22 rifle.  During the investigation Deputies also found a meth lab.  The homeowner and two additional subjects got into an argument over drugs.   The homeowner fired three shots grazing one of the subjects in the head.   The subjects’ injuries ARE NOT life threatening and he refused to have medical treatment on the scene.

 

MCSO Narcotics have been called to dispose of the meth lab as well as continuing the investigation.  There is no further information at this time

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

Christmas Bike Giveaway

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WHO: MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

WHAT: CHRISTMAS BIKE GIVEAWAY

WHERE: 5808 US Highway 90 W. suite A

WHEN: December 20, 2012, 10:00 am

On December 20, 2012, The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office will have their Annual Bicycle Giveaway. Each year the MCSO collects about 100 bicycles that are given to children through out the Mobile area. Some non- profit agencies participate as well such as Baptist Children’s home, Wilmer Hall and St. Mary’s.

Donations come through private parties and businesses in Mobile County. Last year the Sheriff’s office donated over 100 Bicycles to needy families in our community.
Donations are accepted and stored at the MCSO Theodore location, 5808 US Highway 90.

More than 700 children have received bicycles in previous years. “The greatest feeling in the world is watching those children pick out their very own bike”, said Richard Cayton, founder of the bicycle giveaway program.

Anyone who wishes to donate to the program should bring new and unused bicycles, toys or gift card donations to the Theodore location. If donating by check, please make payable to Foundation of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.
For details, contact Lori Myles, 574-6397 or lmyles@mobileso.com.

 

Mobile County Sheriff’s Office 2012 Bicycle Giveaway Sponsors

Evonik Degussa Corporation

Thyssenkrupp

Wal-Mart

Pool Master Services

Radney’s Funeral Home

Dixie Pools

CSS Consulting

Mobile County Sheriff’s Mounted Unit

Mobile County Sheriff’s Reserves

Mobile County Sheriff’s Flotilla

Deputy Sheriff’s Association

Pine Crest Cemetery

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

MCSO charges Dennis Hicks with Capital Murder

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MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE charges DENNIS HICKS with capital murder in the death of JOSHUA DUNCAN DUNCAN was reported missing on September 6, 2011 and MCSO office arrested HICKS on September 9, 2011 on Theft charges.   HICKS was released three days later and was re-arrested on November 30, 2011 for parole violation out Mississippi.

 

JOSHUA’S body was found on October 24, 2011 at the old Mobile Police Firing Range on Cody Road.   HICKS previously served 25 years for two counts of murder out of Mississippi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

MCSO arrest Montgomery Police Officer for Trafficking Marijuana

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Today, December 12, 2012, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office arrested LYVANH RASAVONG, former Montgomery Police Officer, for trafficking marijuana.

 

MCSO Narcotic Deputies were executing a search warrant at 7201 Murray Heights, Irvington, Alabama, and caught RASAVONG dropping off over 3 pounds of high-grade marijuana.  The average cost on the street for this marijuana would have been $3500.00 per pound.  RASAVONG admitted to trafficking across county lines from Montgomery.

 

MCSO Deputies say that RASAVONG is also associated with the marijuana bust the sheriff’s office had on October 19, 2012 in Chunchula, Alabama http://www.mobileso.com/press-release/anonymous-tip-leads-mcso-to-marijuana-farm-off-old-citronelle-highway/.

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

Anti-smurfing Campaign Press Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

WHO:  MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF SAM COCHRAN, ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY DEBORAH TILLMAN AND WALGREENS PHARMACIST KABRINA HUDSON

 

WHAT:  Announcement of anti-smurfing public education campaign designed to raise awareness of the laws affecting the illegal use and production of methamphetamines in our communities.

 

WHERE:  Walgreen’s Pharmacy, 3948 airport Blvd., Mobile, Alabama 36608

 

WHEN:  Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at 10:00 AM

 

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran, Assistant District Attorney Deborah Tillman and Walgreens will announce a new anti-smurfing public education campaign for Mobile County designed to assist law enforcement crack down on the use and production of meth in Mobile County, as well as reduce sales of precursor ingredients to individuals who purchase them with the explicit purpose of manufacturing illegal substances.

 

The event is part of a larger statewide effort to raise awareness about the anti-smurfing initiative announced by Attorney General Luther Strange in October.

 

 

For More Information visit Meth-KnowTheConsequences.org

 

 

COMPONENTS OF THE CHANGES MADE TO THE STATE’S LAWS ADDRESSING PSE AND METHAMPHETAMINES INCLUDE;

 

  • PSE LIMITED TO PHARMACY SALES ONLY

PSE must be kept behind the counter and can only be sold by a licensed pharmacist, or a technician directly under the pharmacist’s supervision.  It will be a crime for a general retail entity to sell these products.

 

REDUCED MONTHLY ALLOWABLE PSE SALES

Alabama now only allows a monthly allowable purchase amount of 7.5 grams, down from 9.0 grams, and lower than the federal limit.

 

OFFICIAL IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED TO PURCHASE PSE

The new law replaced the broad “photo-government ID” requirement with a more precise definition.

 

Under the new law, only a valid, non-suspended driver’s license, non-driver ID, valid Military ID, or valid passport will be acceptable forms of ID for anyone looking to purchase PSE products.

 

METH SMURFING NOW A FELONY IN ALABAMA

The crime of smurfing is now considered a felony under the new law.  This is something my office will continue to prosecute to the full extent of the law.

 

RESITUTION OF EXPENSENSE OCCURRED IN PROSECUTION OF METH LABS

New statutes allow law enforcement and innocent landowners to recoup cost of investigations, prosecution and clean up efforts from offenders.

 

DRUG OFFENDER DATABASE CREATED

Any person convicted of certain enumerated drug offenses, whether they have a prescription or not, would be blocked for any purchase of PSE in Alabama for up to  7 to 10 years.

 

MISSISSIPPI RESIDENTS REQUIRED TO POSSESS PRESCRIPTION FOR ALABAMA SALES

The new law requires anyone traveling to Alabama with a Mississippi or Oregon ID to have a valid prescription in order to purchase PSE products at any Alabama Pharmacy.

 

CRIME OF POSSESSING PARAPHERNALIA

The new law enhances the crime of possessing paraphernalia with intent to manufacture meth even if PSE is absent.

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