Known Mobile drug dealer arrested after warrant turns up stolen guns

Mobile County

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a known drug dealer in the Dawes Community Thursday. 

Martin Melton, who has a history of drugs arrests, was arrested after MCSO obtained search warrants for Melton’s two addresses. 

Some of the guns they were able to find in his homes were confirmed stolen. But there were guns found that were not in the system as reported stolen. 

Captain Paul Burch says this is a huge problem, especially since people don’t make note of their serial numbers, so it’s hard to track and report a stolen gun. 

Melton is currently in Mobile Metro Jail. We do not yet know what charges he is facing. 

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