Three arrested for manufacturing while deputies serve warrants

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On March 22, 2012, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was serving outstanding warrants when the deputies happened upon a residence full of marijuana, prescription drugs, cocaine, crack and meth.  MEAGAN RENE KINSEY, JOSEPH FLYNN WOLFE and CHRISTOPHER LASHAWN HOWARD were all arrested and taken to Metro Jail.  MCSO Deputies went to the apartment to serve JOSEPH FLYNN WOLFE with 3 outstanding traffic warrants.  When Deputies arrived at the door, CHRISTOPHER LASHAWN HOWARD ran past the deputies in the apartment and slammed the door.  MEAGAN RENE KINSEY answered the door and Deputies immediately saw the drugs at the door.  MCSO called for Narcotic Deputies who also came with a search warrant for the residence.

MCSO Deputies searched the residence and found high grade marijuana, zanex, loratabs, cocaine, crack and meth.  Deputies also found several packs of pseudeoephedrine, Coleman fuel, coffee filters and other precursors that are used in the manufacturing of meth.  A meth lab was not found inside the residence however, several vials of the finished product were on display.   “Even though we did not actually catch them cooking the meth, the intent is implied by the combination of the material,” 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
   

School notifies MCSO and Man arrested with 18 counts of sexual abuse.

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On March 21, 2012, The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office arrested JACOB JOSEPH JOHANSEN with 18 counts of sexual abuse.  The report of abuse was filed by a local school who contacted the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and Child Advocacy Center.  This morning at approximately 10:00 am, the MCSO along with the US Marshall Service arrested JOHANSEN at his mother’s residence in Irvington.  Both victims of the sexual abuse were under the age of 12 years old and known to him.  The initial report of abuse was filed in January 2012.

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

MCSO is looking for SHANE DANOVAN SINGLETON

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The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office is looking for SHANE DANOVAN SINGLETON.  He is wanted for questioning in connection with a missing persons/homicide investigation of MICHAEL BLUE WATSON.  There is an ACTIVE WARRANT for  WATSON of Burglary 3rd degree.  His last known address was 6461 Barnes Road, Theodore, Alabama

If you or anyone you know has information as to the whereabouts of SHANE DANOVAN SINGLETON, 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
   

Enforcement making a difference with Alcohol Compliance

 

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On March 14, 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 one stores in an attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages. 

 

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

 

  1. Cedar Point Pier,  18250 Dauphin Island Pkwy. Dauphin Island, Al.
  2. Coden Grocery, 8481 Hwy 188 Coden, Al.

 

The following nineteen stores complied with Alabama State Law and did not sell alcohol to the underage minor:

 

  1. M&D Laundry and Convenience, 7301 Bellingrath Rd. Theodore, Al.
  2. T-Boys BP, 9097 Bellingrath Rd. Theodore, AL.
  3. Chevron, 3565 Laurendine Rd. Theodore, Al.
  4. Fowl River Speedy Mart, 11200 Dauphin Island Pkwy. Theodore, Al.
  5. Port Stop/Citgo, 3210 Hwy. 188 Coden, Al.
  6. Chevron, 1000 Bielville Blvd. Dauphin Island, Al.
  7. Ship and Shore, 401 Lemoyne Dr. Dauphin Island, Al.
  8. Circle K, 1001 Desoto Ave. Dauphin Island, Al.
  9. Jemison’s Bait and Tackle, 168871 Dauphin Island Pkwy. Coden, AL.
  10. Donna’s Grocery, 8631 Hwy 188 Coden, Al.
  11. Vien Dnog, 13875 Wintzell Ave. Bayou La Batre, AL.
  12. Value Express, 13845 Tapia Ave. Bayou La Batre, AL.
  13. Bayou Package Store, 13160 Wintzell Ave. Bayou La Batre, AL.
  14. Bayou La Batre Southern Comfort, 12993-E Wintzell Ave. Bayou La Batre, Al.
  15. Raceway, 12986 Wintzell Ave. Bayou La Batre, Al.
  16. Bayou BP, 12905 Wintzell Ave. Bayou La Batre, Al.
  17. Donna’s Grocery #2 10510 Padgett Switch Rd. Irvington, Al.
  18. Chevvron / Irvington Food Mart, 9436 Irvington Bayou La Batre Hwy. Irvington, Al.
  19. Palmers Quick Stop, 8175 Hwy 90 Irvington, Al.
Lori Myles
Sheriff’s Assistant for Public Affairs
251-574-NEWS (6397)
lmyles@mobileso.com
   

Two arrested with active meth lab

On March 13, 2012, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office went to the residence of BRIAN CHESTANG to question him about possible involvement in some burglaries on the North Side of Mobile County.  When Deputies arrived at the location, 2400 block of Red Fox Road, BRIAN CHESTANG along with MARK DOUGLAS were found inside a camper trailer cooking meth.  A one shot lab, also known as “shake n bake”, was found inside the trailer along with other drug paraphernalia.

BRIAN CHESTANG and MARK DOUGLAS were taken to Metro Jail and charged with Trafficking Meth, Unlawful Manufacturing controlled substance 1st degree, and drug paraphernalia.  “These labs are potentially very dangerous”, says Sheriff Sam Cochran, “As we saw the night before last, a house burned to the ground in a matter of minutes.  The “one shot” or “shake n bake” method of cooking requires constant attention.  Once all the ingredients are mixed, the cook has to continuously release the pressure and gases of all the chemicals mixed together.  If they do not, then an explosion will occur and innocent victims could be harmed if they are within the vicinity of the lab.”

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.

There are several ways to report Meth,  text the word “meth” to 839863 (“textme”)call 574-8633, or visit our website www.mobileso.com go to CRIME TIPS.

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