Dec 16th, 2021
Reducing crime in the city is top priority for Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine. A three-month-long undercover investigation, called Operation Gift Wrapped, concluded today, in the First Precinct area, specifically in the Maysville community. The focus of the operation was to target drug-related crime.
“It is the street-level type crime that really does lend itself to violent crime in most cases,” Chief Prine said. “We want the community to see the Mobile Police Department out addressing violent crime as well as narcotic crime.”
Narcotics and Vice detectives purchased illegal narcotics on 25 occasions and they used that information to ascertain search warrants on eight locations. The notable seizures at those locations included 33 grams of marijuana, 10.4 grams of cocaine, and 22.7 grams (91 pills) of ecstasy.
Of the 10 identified targets, five of those offenders were located and arrested.
"We are continuing a citywide crackdown on violent offenders, but our law enforcement officers need the support of the community as well as the judicial system,” Mayor Sandy Stimpson said. “We are continuing to work with our partners in circuit and district court to prevent repeat violent offenders from being released back onto our streets. We are also asking citizens to do their civic duty if and when they receive a jury summons. That public service is more needed now than ever as local courts work through a backlog of criminal cases awaiting trial. We still have upwards of 130 accused murders out on bond awaiting trial across our City."
Five suspects remain wanted by the Mobile Police Department. They face unlawful distribution of a controlled substance charges. Anyone with information on where they can be located is asked to call 251-208-7211 or send a tip at mobilepd.org/crimetip.
1. Demetrius Lett, 43
2. Broderick Dixon, 43
3. Nathaniel Stanley Jr., 24
4. Jamel Irby, 21
5. Ronald Lucky, 34
6. Nathaniel Stanley Sr., 46
7. Cameron Robinson, 20
8. Andre Christian, 44
9. Ladel Overton, 59
10. Juwan James, 27