In a two-week series of drug raids, the Mobile County Street Enforcement Narcotics Team (MCSENT) arrested several suspects connected to drug violence and seized large quantities of narcotics.
On Aug. 22, officers raided a room at the Taylor Motel in Midtown Mobile where they seized methamphetamine and a firearm.During the raid, 29-year-old Anthony Singleton was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was also charged with first-degree assault for his connection to a shooting reported at another motel the same week.
The same day, the MCSENT paid a visit to a home on Fairway Avenue, from which one suspect fled in a vehicle and another hid in the attic. Ultimately all three suspects were arrested; officers seized an ounce of crystal meth and an SKS assault rifle from the home.
Frank Brock, 49, Meghan Huggins, 23, and Clayton Brown, 35, were charged with various crimes as a result of the raid.
Brock is facing charges for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia while Huggins was arrested on three felony warrants for probation violation.
Brown, who managed to escape the residence in a vehicle, was later arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for reckless endangerment. According to police, Brown led officers on a high-speed pursuit in which he threw crystal meth and several weapons from the vehicle.
On Aug. 24, officers with MCSENT joined specialists with the Mobile Police Department’s SWAT team and agents from Homeland Security Investigations for a raid of a residence on Prichard Avenue.
According to police, the location had been used as a drop-off point for meth and a pickup point for cash by out-of-state drug traffickers.
During the raid, officers seized a pound of crystal meth as well as $19,000 in cash. Dione Petite was charged with trafficking methamphetamine and because he was on federal probation at the time of his arrest, will also face federal drug charges.
On Sept. 1, the MCSENT received assistance from agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and U.S. Marshals for a “sting operation” in Tillman’s Corner.
There, officers seized four ounces of crystal meth, two ounces of cocaine, crack cocaine and an ounce of pure MDMA — the active ingredient in Ecstasy.