Press Release


R. V. Taylor Community / Baltimore Street Area Drug-Distribution Operation

April 10, 2013



The Narcotic and MCSENT (Mobile County Street Enforcement Narcotics Team) Units concluded a joint, two-month undercover drug operation in the area of R. V. Taylor Housing Community and the Baltimore Street area after receiving citizen complaints of multiple street-level drug dealers plaguing the areas.

As a result, police executed seven search warrants and arrested 15 individuals on a variety of drug charges including trafficking, distribution and possession of controlled substance. Officers seized approximately 5.5 pounds of Marijuana, 1.3 pounds of Synthetic Marijuana (Spice), 103 grams of powder cocaine, four grams of crack cocaine, 27 illegal prescription pills and one liter of liquid codeine syrup. This is a total value of approximately $33,790. In addition, police seized one vehicle valued at $20,000, one firearm valued at $250 and $6,070 in cash.

Mayor Sam Jones stated “This special operation along with others such as Operation IMPACT is truly cleaning up the streets of Mobile. We appreciate the hard work of these officers. Their hard work will make our streets safe and improve the quality of life in our city.”

The seven search warrants were executed at the following locations:

1. 1200 block of Duval Street
2. 1400 block of Plaza Drive
3. 1100 block of Cottrell Street
4. 1500 block of Kellogg Street
5. 960 block of Garrity Street
6. 1300 block of Arlington Street
7. 900 block of Baltimore Street

The arrested individuals are as follows:

1. Hiarthur Lewis
a. Four Counts of Distribution of Controlled Substance: Marijuana
b. Trafficking (Spice-Analogs)
c. Possession of Controlled Substance: Lortab
d. Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree
e. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

2. Eric Washington
a. Six Counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance: Cocaine
b. Possession of a Controlled Substance: Cocaine
c. Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree
d. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

3. Shandreak M Purdue
a. Possession of a Controlled Substance: Cocaine
b. Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree
c. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
d. Two Mobile City Warrants: Assault 3rd Degree

4. Meldon Hartfield
a. Distribution of Controlled Substance: Marijuana
b. Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Analogs)
c. Possession of a Controlled Substance: Codeine
d. Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree

5. Derrick Jackson
a. Two counts of Distribution of Controlled Substance: Cocaine
b. Possession of Controlled Substance: Cocaine

6. Nathaniel Stanley
a. Distribution of Controlled Substance: Cocaine

7. Clifford Lundy
a. Two counts of Distribution of Controlled Substance: Cocaine
b. Possession of a Controlled Substance: Cocaine

8. Larry Scott
a. Four counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance: Cocaine

9. Victor Austin
a. Possession of a Controlled Substance: Valium
b. Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree

10. Kirk Actkins
a. Distribution of a Controlled Substance: (Analogs)
b. Distribution of a Controlled Substance: Marijuana
c. Possession of a Controlled Substance: Cocaine and Analogs
d. Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree
e. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

11. Frazier Pugh
a. Four counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance: Marijuana
b. Possession of a Controlled Substance: Cocaine and Analogs
c. Possession of Marijuana 2nd Degree
d. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

12. Ralph Houston
a. Five counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance: Marijuana
b. Possession of Marijuana 1st Degree
c. Felony Probation Revocation Warrant
d. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
e. Four Misdemeanor Warrants: Criminal Trespass 3rd Degree, Disorderly Conduct, Marijuana 2nd Degree, Loitering.

13. Joseph Lebeaux
a. Two counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance: Marijuana

14. Tavoris Quinnie
a. Four counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance: Cocaine

15. Derell Moultrie
a. Distribution of a Controlled Substance: Analogs
b. Distribution of a Controlled Substance: Marijuana

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Ashley H. Rains
Public Information Office
Office: (251) 208-1918


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