Meth Text Gets Drugs off Streets

Meth Text Gets Drugs off Streets

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MOBILE COUNTY, ALABAMA - On average, there are nearly two meth-related arrests in Mobile County. A lot of them come from the program, "METH TEXT."

"People type in anonymous meth texts to a certain number at the sheriff's officer and it goes through out narcotics office," says Special Ops Sergeant Jeff Eiland.

I rode along with Special Ops to see just how effective the program is. 

The first stop took us down a dirt road in Grand Bay. When he arrived, a woman was lying on the ground. Deputies suspect she was high on spice. 

As the group questions the tenants outside the home, Sergeant Eiland checks for any kind of drugs or paraphernalia inside. Nothing was found at the first house. 

The second house ended with a young girl in handcuffs. Deputies confiscated 56 grams of marijuana, packaged and ready to sell. 

The final stop on our ride was more intense. Meth, spice, and paraphernalia were all found inside. But, there was a 5-year-old child thrown into the mix. Not only were the residents arrested on drug charges, but they were also charged with Endangerment of a Child, which is also a felony. 

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