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
   

Meth Fire in Eight Mile

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office was requested by Prichard Police to a possible meth fire on Dogwood Trail in Eightmile, Alabama. By the time MCSO Deputies arrived the structure had burned to the ground. Witnesses say they saw an explosion, fire and then someone leaving the scene with burns on his arms. MCSO Narcotic Deputies did locate evidence on the property indicating meth production.

MCSO Narcotic Deputies called all the local hospitals for recent burn victims, but none were found. Further investigation lead the Deputies to a trailer park on Hwy 45 were they found ROBERT KINARD JR. with burns on both arms. KINARD denied participating in manufacturing meth, he said the fire started because of the sausage he was cooking. KINARD does have a previous charge of Possession/sell precursor in 2010. KINARD also gave consent to search his vehicle where Deputies found numerous blister packs of pseudoephedrine and crystallized drain cleaner. BOTH products found in the vehicle are used in the production of meth.

KINARD was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his burns. A warrant will be signed for Possession of Precursor. He will be arrested once he is released from his injuries.

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

Blood Drive for CHAD WYNNE

LifeSouth Blood Drive

In Honor Of

Officer Chad Wynne

Blood Drive

LifeSouth Community Blood Center

967 Hillcrest Rd

Saturday, March 10

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

&

Sunday, March 11

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Nachos, hot dogs and LifeSouth coolers for all donors

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

Scam Artist Selling Computer Products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office wants you to be aware of SCAM ARTIST who are selling ipods, iphones, computer laptops and other technical products out of their cars and outside market area’s.  The products are packaged very much like you would purchase in a retail store only when the product is unwrapped, there is no item inside.   Some have even reported that the “shell” of a computer was inside box but no hard drive was found.  If you have been a victim of this crime please contact Mobile County Sheriff’s Office 574-8633.

Fake electronics found by deputies: fox10tv.com

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

Three arrested and two charged with chemical endangerment of a child

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On February 23, 2012 at approximately 6:15 pm, MCSO special Operations pulled over a motor home eastbound on I-10. Traveling inside the motor home was BRIAN TAYLOR, ECHO MAYA CONNER (TAYLOR’S WIFE), MATTHEW RYAN AVERY and two children under the age of 16.

The driver and passengers refused to allow deputies to search the motor home. MCSO called the K-9 unit and he gave a positive alert on the driver and passenger doors.

Inside the motor home deputies found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a tin box. Drain cleaner, a funnel, cold packs, and lithium batteries were found in a plastic bag and a syringe was also found wrapped and stuffed inside a guitar.

Outside the motor home in the spare tire compartment deputies found a jar with “meth” residue, a jar with camp fuel, plastic tubing and additional funnels.

Both ECHO and TAYLOR claimed the marijuana to be theirs. ECHO was charged with possession of marijuana 1st, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and 2 counts of chemical endangerment of a child. AVERY was charged with manufacturing meth, and drug paraphernalia. TAYLOR was released in order to care for the children. Warrants for his arrest were signed this afternoon. He will have the same charges as ECHO.

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