The FBI Safe Streets Task Force executed seven federal search warrants and made a total of nine arrests in five locations in Daphne, Summerdale and Fairhope on Wednesday morning.
Federal arrest warrants were served on two Baldwin County men, Brian Deshon Miller and Schuyler Jarrod Miller, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. At a press conference Wednesday afternoon at the Daphne Police Department, law enforcement officials said the arrests netted a significant amount of crack cocaine, five firearms and an unspecified amount of cash.
Along with the two federal arrests seven others were arrested by local officials, but they have not been identified by law enforcement. Additionally, at least two suspects fled the scene when authorities raided a home in Daphne and had not been identified or arrested as of this afternoon.
The task force includes officers, agents and detectives from the FBI, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, the Baldwin County Drug Task Force, Foley Police Department, Daphne Police Department, Gulf Shores Police Department, Mobile Police Department, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) and Homeland Security Investigations.
Baldwin County Sheriff Huey “Hoss” Mack said authorities began executing the warrants at 5 a.m. on Wednesday. He said the investigation has been ongoing for months and targets violent drug dealers.
“Today was not the beginning and it certainly is not the end,” Mack said. “The investigation will continue to grow, and more people will go to jail.”
FBI Special Agent in Charge Rob Lasky said joint investigations lead to arrests that have a “tremendous impact” on the drug trade in local communities.
“This investigation is ongoing and I can promise you there will be more federal indictments and more federal arrests as we move forward in the coming months,” Lasky said. “We are united to make Baldwin County a safer place.”
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