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

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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
   

MCSO seize 30 pounds of marijuana

 

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On December 6, 2012 MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE  stopped a tan 2003 BMW 745I for a traffic violation on I-10, eastbound, at the 8 mile marker.  The driver, Milton Fluellen Jr of Houston, TX stated they were traveling to Atlanta, GA to see a girl.  The passenger, and registered owner of the vehicle, Chadwick Sparks  of Houston gave a conflicting story and  stated he didn’t know why they were going to Atlanta.  A consensual search disclosed a small bag of marijuana in the passenger area of the car.  A further search revealed 30 pounds of marijuana in the speaker box in the trunk of the car.  Both were arrested for trafficking marijuana.   The vehicle, marijuana, and $1,674 in currency was seized during the traffic stop.

 

 

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

MCSO arrest 15 yr old making meth at Post Office

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Mobile County Sheriff’s Office responded to 11105 Roberts Road (U.S. Post Office) in Chunchula, Al. on December 4, 2012 for a possible meth lab.  An Alabama Constable went into the Chunchula Post Office to check his mail when he noticed two people acting suspiciously.  He also stated that a strong odor was coming from inside the building where the two were standing.  The Constable detained one of the men but the other fled on foot.  Mobile County Sheriff’s Narcotic Unit arrived on the scene and confirmed that a working meth lab was found inside the Post Office.

Mobile County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 15 year old and charged him with Unlawful Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance and Trafficking a Controlled Substance.  He was taken to Strickland Youth Center. MCSO is still looking for the other person who fled the scene.  If you have any information about this crime, please contact the MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 574-8633.

 

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

ERIC WEAVER HAS TURNED HIMSELF IN TO MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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ERIC WEAVER has just turned himself in to the MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE. We are still looking for ANTHONY JARAHN OLENDER

http://www.mobileso.com/uncategorized/mcso-arrest-another-teenager-for-home-invasion-still-looking-for-two-more/

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