Pastor Arrested on Drug Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 A Two month long Undercover drug investigation by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, has led to the arrest of a Pastor, JAMES A. HUNTER and his wife, SYLVIA HUNTER with Forever Flowing Ministries.  

MCSO Undercover Narcotic Deputies began purchasing from HUNTER and his wife in March.  On May 20, 2011 narcotic deputies arranged a buy for morphine.  HUNTER and his wife came to the pre-arranged location to exchange the drugs and money.  

JAMES and SYLVIA HUNTER were detained at the scene by deputies and agreed to work with MCSO on providing further information on his illegal drug operations.

JAMES and SYLVIA HUNTER turned themselves in to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office today, June 2, 2011.  JAMES is charged with 6 counts unlawful distribution of controlled substance, attempt/possession of controlled substance and possession/receiving controlled substance.  SYLVIA is charged with possession/receiving controlled substance. They are currently in the Mobile Metro jail.

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

MAKING METH – THE SHAKE AND BAKE WAY

The new formula for manufacturing meth:  a two-liter bottle, a handful of cold pills and some noxious chemicals.  Shake the bottle and you have just produced the world’s most dangerous and addictive drug.

Just a few years ago making meth required an elaborate lab containing filthy containers simmering over open flames, cans of flammable liquids and hundreds of pills.  This process gave off an odor, sparked explosions and was so hard to conceal that manufacturers often “cooked” their drugs in rural areas.

Now drug users are making their own meth in small batches using a faster, cheaper and much simpler method with ingredients that can be carried in a backpack and mixed on the run.  This method is easy for the user to make yet very dangerous for anyone in the surrounding area.

What can we as communities do to help stop this dangerous production of meth?   Make Pseudoephedrine a prescription only drug and take METH OFF OUR STREETS!

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

Community involvement + good detective work= crime solved

Last week MCSO deputies arrested two adults and one juvenile for Robbery 1st.  The suspects were arrested within an hour of the robbery.  The case was solved so quickly because of a concerned citizen who saw two of the suspects running away and was able to give us a very detailed description of the car.  We took that information and dispatched it to all of our patrol units as well as the Mobile Police Department.   MCSO Patrol units saw the vehicle at a Circle K on Moffett Road and arrested the driver.  Surveillance camera’s at a local store identified the other two involved in the crime.

 

This crime was solved in a timely manner because of three reasons; 1. the communication from a citizen. 2.  Communication from MCSO dispatch center. 3. Good detective work.  Our Deputies were able to get three potentially dangerous criminals off the streets and behind bars where they belong.

 

Always remember call the proper authority and never take matters into your own hands.  This is what we do all day, everyday and we consider it our Honor to Serve and Protect the citizens of Mobile County.

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

Sheriff Sam Cochran enforces ban on synthetic marijuana

On Friday, October 14, 2011, Governor Bentley signed an executive order allowing law enforcement agencies to seize synthetic marijuana commonly known as “spice” and “K2.”  Our Deputies began immediately acting on that order and seizing hundreds of packets from local stores.

 

Synthetic Marijuana has been a growing trend over the past couple of years, it is unregulated and very dangerous.  It is basically some common herbs sprayed with a cocktail of chemicals that users smoke to get high. This has become a huge money making venture at several stores in our local area. Yesterday, we received a tip of a store in Prichard selling the substance.  Within the hour our undercover narcotic deputies seized over 200 packets from the store that had been reported.

 

For more information about this drug I have provided a link that describes what it is, what it looks like and what we “know” to be some of the side effects.  Go to http://alcoholism.about.com/od/tipsforparents/a/legal_bud.htm.  If you have any information about a store or person selling, go to our main page on our website, www.mobileso.com and click on “Report a Crime”.  The information given is confidential.  If you would rather report by phone, call 574-8633.

 

Beginning October 24, 2011, it will be ILLEGAL to sell or posses fake pot.  If you are caught selling it or in your possession, you will be charged with a felony.

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

Sheriff Sam Cochran launches Yellow Dot Program

The YELLOW DOT PROGRAM is the first program of its kind in the state of Alabama.  It is designed to assist citizens and first responders in the event of an automobile accident or other medical emergency involving the participant’s vehicle.  The program can help save lives by improving communication at a time when accident victims may not be able to communicate for themselves.

 

Participants of the program will have their picture taken, complete a personal information form, and will be given a Yellow Dot folder and decal.  The personal information form, with the photo attached, will be placed into the folder and then into the glove box of their vehicle.  The Yellow Dot decal will be placed in the lower left corner of the rear window of the participant’s vehicle.  The decal alerts first responders that medical information can be found in the glove compartment.

 

The Yellow Dot Program is a free service provided to individuals of all ages.  The program is being funded by Sheriff Sam Cochran and a grant provided by the ADECA/LETS.

 

For more information on the program go to our homepage and click on YELLOW DOT PROGRAM.

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