Crime Tips on MCSO website lead to Meth Bust

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On October 4, 2012, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations unit, MCSO Narcotics and US Marshall Task Force were conducting METH TEXT and CRIME TIP complaints in the area of Natchez Hwy in Wilmer, Alabama.  MCSO  had received several complaints on a residence in the 4900 block of Natchez Highway.  When Deputies went to the residence, MITCHELL NICHOLS, denied any involvement with meth and  said that someone else who had lived there was a meth cook and left behind all his paraphernalia, ingredients, etc.  MCSO Narcotic officer offered to help him remove all the dangerous materials and while doing so found a ONE SHOT METH LAB underneath the side of his home.  NICHOLS did eventually confess to the meth lab being his and manufacturing.

“We are able to successfully put these pill shoppers and manufacturers behind bars because of the information that we receive from the general public”, says Sheriff Sam Cochran.  ” We are constantly doing knock and talks with every complaint that is sent to us either through our METH TEXT or our CRIME TIPS on our website.”
The Meth initiative, designed by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, targets meth users and manufactures through three areas of focus:  Enforcement, Compliance and Education.  To Report Meth, you may do so in three ways; (1) text the word “meth” to 839863 (“textme”), (2) go to our website, www.mobileso.com go to CRIME TIPS, (3) you can call our dispatch at 574-8633.
Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

MCSO Deputies arrest man sleeping on couch holding a meth lab

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On October 4, 2012, ALABAMA STATE TROOPERS were working an accident without injuries on Lott Road at the 10 mile marker, when suddenly the driver fled the scene.  The driver was identified as JAMES TRENT GATES, who is a known Meth user/manufacturer.  MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE was contacted to locate JAMES TRENT GATES.  Deputies and State Troopers went to GATES address, 8700 block Country View E, Wilmer, Alabama.  The car involved in the accident was parked in the driveway of GATES residence.  Deputies and Troopers knocked on the door and it was answered by a white male.  GATES was seen on the couch passed out and holding a large plastic bottle containing what was believed to be a one-shot Meth lab.  MCSO Narcotics was called to the residence and it was confirmed to be meth.  GATES was arrested for use/possession drug paraphernalia, trafficking meth and manufacture controlled substance 1st degree.

 

 

 

 

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

MCSO is looking for KENNY RICHARDSON

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Today, October 2, 2012, The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 9900 block of JOHN SHINN ROAD in Chunchula about a possible assault with a weapon.   MCSO Deputies arrived on the scene to find a 67 year old male, RAYFORD RIVERS, had been struck in the head multiple times with an “axe”.  Rivers died while en route to the hospital.  MCSO is now looking for the suspect, KENNY RICHARDSON, the stepson of RAYFORD RIVERS.   If you have any information as to the whereabouts of KENNY RICHARDSON, please contact the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office 574-8633.

 

PLEASE NOTE, THE PHOTO IS TWO YEARS OLD.  KENNY RICHARDSON IS NOW 19 YEARS OLD

 

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

Underage Drinking Compliance Checks/ 25 STORES COMPLIED

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On September 26, 2012 The Youth Investigations Unit worked jointly with the Alabama A.B.C. Agents in an attempt to locate businesses in Mobile County that were selling alcoholic beverages to underage minors.  In the operation a minor, certified through the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board was sent into twenty six stores in an attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages.

 

The following store did not comply with Alabama State Law and sold alcohol to the underage minor:

 

  1. 1.     Myers Country Store, 341 Dead Lake Rd. Creola, Al.

 

The following twenty five stores did comply with Alabama State Law and did not sell alcohol to the minor:

 

  1. 1.     Country Breeze, 10135 Lott. Rd. Wilmer, Al.
  2. 2.     Chevron, 5987 Hwy. 45 Eight Mile, Al.
  3. 3.     Country Corner, 7025 Kali Oka Rd. Saraland, Al.
  4. 4.     Exxon, 1380 Industrial Pkwy. Saraland, Al.
  5. 5.     Shell, 1121 Industrial Pkwy. Saraland, Al.
  6. 6.     Chevron, 9390 Hwy. 43 Creola, Al.
  7. 7.     Mac’s Discount Convenience Store, 9735 Hwy 43 Creola, Al.
  8. 8.     Shell / Stop and Shop, 9386 Hwy. 43 Creola, Al.
  9. 9.     Pilot Truck Stop, 6109 Hwy. 43 Satsuma, Al.
  10. 10.  Chevron, 6105 Hwy. 43 Satsuma, Al.
  11. 11.  Shell, 5505 Hwy. 43 Satsuma, Al.
  12. 12.  Minute Stop, 419 Hwy. 43 Satsuma, Al.
  13. 13.  Karo’s, 215-A Hwy. 43 Saraland, Al.
  14. 14.  Chevron, 101 Hwy. 43 Saraland, Al.
  15. 15.  Brewers Market, 328 Hwy. 43 Saraland, Al.
  16. 16.  BP, 30 Hwy. 43 Saraland, Al.
  17. 17.  Gas-N-Go, 521 Hwy. 43 Saraland, Al.
  18. 18.  Shell, 1100 Hwy. 43 Saraland, Al.
  19. 19.  FastStop, 627 Shelton Beach Rd. Saraland, Al.
  20. 20.  Starvin Marvin’s, 1018 Shelton Beach Rd. Saraland, Al.
  21. 21.  Shell, 100 Telegraph Rd. Chickasaw, Al.
  22. 22.  Chickasaw Food Mart, 157 W. Lee St. Chickasaw, Al.
  23. 23.  Parade Super Express, 257 W. Lee St. Chickasaw, Al.
  24. 24.  Shell, 315 W. Lee St. Chickasaw, Al.
  25. 25.  Kangaroo Express, 314 W. Lee St. Chickasaw, Al.
Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

THREE ARRESTED FOR MANUFACTURING METH

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Today, September 24, 2012 Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence on Lott Road for suspicious drug activity.  When deputies arrived, the front door was open and a man (VERNON EARL HASTINGS) was asleep on the sofa.  On the coffee table were syringes, spoons and a black bowl with white residue.  MCSO Patrol Deputies called Narcotic deputies to the scene with a search warrant.  Two other people, JESSICA NICOLE CRANE and BRIAN MCCALL SNOW were found in a back bedroom.  During the search the deputies found meth, prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia throughout the residence.  All three, HASTINGS, CRANE and SNOW are currently out on bond for manufacturing meth.  Undercover Narcotic deputies say that they will sign four more warrants on HASTINGS tomorrow for distribution of a controlled substance.   A NO BOND has been requested on all three.  “Once again meth makers are behind bars thanks to our initiative and the help we continue to receive from the community,” says Sheriff Sam Cochran.

The Meth Initiative, designed by the MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, targets meth users and manufactures through three areas of focus:  Enforcement, Compliance and Education.  To report METH, text the word “METH” to 839863 (“textme”) or call 574-8633.

 

 

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