Mobile Police Chief James Barber was on hand to watch as city workers boarded up another residence labeled as a “drug nuisance.”
The MPD had executed two search warrants at the property at 1303 Juniper Street this year, Barber said. The residence had been the site of 58 arrests since January.
In the most recent operation at that location, called “Bottoms Up” resulted in 24 arrests as well as the seizure of 67 bottles of liquor, various types of drug paraphernalia and gambling equipment, like syringes, a crack pipe, decks of playing cards and a digital scale.
“The arrests range from loitering to gambling to possession to distribution,” Barber said of the most recent operation.
Barber said a temporary restraining order was issued to allow the boarding up of the house and the property owner was notified. The property owner didn’t live at the residence, Barber said.
A hearing on the matter has been scheduled for June 30 in Mobile County Circuit Court. Barber said the property owner will be allowed back on the property if the residence is brought up to code and the individuals responsible for the illegal activity aren’t allowed to return.