The Candy Lady selling drugs out of her kitchen window

On November 16, 2011 Mobile County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant to a residence on Faure Drive.  MCSO received several anonymous tips about LUCILLE DENEE BROWN, also known as “The Candy Lady”, selling drugs out of her home.

 

When MCSO deputies arrived to serve the search warrant, BROWN was in the bathroom trying to flush the drugs down the toilet.  Deputies found marijuana, pills, guns and bullets inside BROWN’S home.

 

A few days prior to her arrest, undercover narcotic deputies purchased marijuana from BROWN out of her kitchen window where anonymous tips stated she had been selling them.   A sign posted beside the window listed various food items for sale.

 

BROWN is charged with possession of controlled substance and possession of marijuana 2nd.

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

Fugitive arrested by MCSO and U S Marshalls

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and the US Marshalls arrested LARRONE NEKIL BYRD today, November 15, 2011.  MCSO received an anonymous tip about the whereabouts of BYRD.  The arrest took place at a residence on West Grant Street in Chickasaw, Alabama, at 10:00 am this morning. BYRD had been living at the residence with a relative.

 

At the time of his arrest LARRONE BYRD had 7 outstanding warrants from various agencies.  Two of the warrants were for probation revocation, three were traffic violations, an assualt 1st and obstructing justice.  Prichard, Alabama State Troppers and Mobile County Sheriff’s Office were the agencies who issued the warrants.

 

Today, MCSO Deputies charged BYRD with trafficking cocaine, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana 2nd.  The street value of the cocaine found at the residence was approximately $2500.00.  Three handguns were also found inside the residence.  One of the guns was stolen from a Mobile Police case.

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

Three arrested within ONE HOUR of a robbery……

Mobile County Sheriff’s office arrested two adults and one juvenile for Robbery 1st.   MCSO received a call about the robbery on November 7, 2011 at approximately 11:40pm.  The robbery took place on Richard Lane in Eight Mile, Alabama.

MCSO Deputies say two males were sitting in their car after picking a relative up from work and were approached by two males demanding cell phones and money.  One of the suspects held a pistol to the head of the driver, while the passenger was forcibly taken from the vehicle and punched in his left eye.  The driver was not harmed.

A witness stated that he saw the two males running to a silver Chrysler 300 with a driver inside.  The witness also said that he saw and heard the vehicle as it sped away out of the neighborhood.  MCSO alerted patrol with the description of the vehicle and within a hour of the robbery the vehicle was stopped at a Circle K on Moffett Road.

JUDAS DERBERT KNIGHT and ORENTHAL JAMAR WILLIAMS were arrested with two counts of Robbery 1st.  WILLIAMS  is also charged with Person forbidden possession of a firearm.  The third male that was arrested was taken to Strickland Youth Center.

MCSO is looking for a fourth suspect involved in the robbery.  If you or someone you know has any information about this robbery, please contact the MOBILE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 574-8633.  You may also report ANONYMOUSLY on our website, www.mobileso.com, REPORT A CRIME.

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

MCSO Special Ops finds more marijuana on I – 10

The Mobile County Special Ops takes additional drugs off our interstate today.  On November 2, 2011 at approximately 1:30 pm, MCSO Special Ops/ Interstate Interdiction team pulled over a car traveling East on I 10 with over 18 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his car.

GARY TEMART KNIGHT was the driver of the vehicle and was pulled over for two different traffic violations.  Mr. KNIGHT was arrested for trafficking marijuana and taken to the Mobile County Metro Jail.

The Special Ops/Interstate Interdiction team is made up of Mobile County and Baldwin County Deputies.

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

Illegal alien carrying over 100 pounds of marijuana down interstate 10

 The Special Ops Deputies of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office arrested OSORTO CARLOS GAONA on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm.  GAONA  was pulled over for a traffic violation when the deputies discovered that he had hidden over 100 pounds of marijuana in the bed of his truck.

Deputies searched the vehicle and found that the truck had two beds instead of one.  The original bed was hidden by another bed that was built 2 feet above the original bed. The space between the two beds is where GAONA had placed over 73 bundles of marijuana.

GAONA was arrested and taken to the Mobile Metro Jail.  He is also the first illegal alien to be arrested by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office since Alabama passed it’s new immigration Law.

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