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PHOTOS: 30 arrested in MCSO warrant roundup

30 people were arrested during a MCSO Warrants Roundup on September 27. Photo: Steve Alexander FOX10 News. 30 people were arrested during a MCSO Warrants Roundup on September 27. Photo: Steve Alexander FOX10 News.
MOBILE COUNTY, AL (WALA) -

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Mobile County Sheriff's Deputies joined other agencies arresting 30 people in Mobile County Wednesday morning in a sweeping series of raids. 

The sheriff's office conducted a warrant round up as result of a six month investigation with the office's Undercover Narcotics Unit.    

Agencies that assisted with the roundup are US Marshals, U S Customs & Border Protection, HSI (Homeland Security Investigations), and Saraland Police Department.  

Sheriff's officials say warrants were executed throughout Mobile County and a total of 30 people were taken into custody and charged. 

They say 25 of those thirty 30 people were on the Sheriff's Office original search list.  

Sheriff's officials say the other five people were at warrant locations and were found to have outstanding warrants. 

Charges included distribution, manufacturing and trafficking controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property and traffic warrants. 

Deputy Mark Tunstall with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office said, "We've targeted known drug users and drug sellers and people that we've known that have also been associated with receiving stolen property."

On Celeste Avenue, Ashley Pilgreen was arrested on charges of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and probation violations.  

An undercover officer said, "She sold methamphetamine to an undercover officer on three different occasions."

Pilgreen said, "I've been clean for six months now.  I've straightened my life up.  This came out of nowhere. I had no idea."
 
Then, agents converged on a home on Monroe Lane in Eight Mile. 

Edward Osburn was arrested on three counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

An undercover officer said two meth pipes and marijuana pipes were found at Osburn's residence.

Authorities also said they planned to contact animal control to check on condition of dogs on the property, including one that was on a chain.

Osburn told FOX10 News, "I don't understand who says I'm selling something when I don't sell anything.  Does it look like i make money?" 

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The Mobile County Sheriff's Office released these names of the people who it says were arrested today.

Ashley Pilgreen 
Ashley Brooks
Chester Kirksey
Christopher McDuffie
Donald Johnson
Douglas Townsend
Edward Osburn
Harry Tolbert
Jada Williams
James Garlock
James Lambert
Jimmy Havard
Johnny Weaver
Joseph Daughtry
Joshua Eli Moore
Kristian Buckles
Miranda McFall
Andrea Campell
Michael Robert
Ethan Whittington
Vernon Lamont McCovery
Robert Rankin
Kasey Gill
Lindsey Turley
Melissa Taylor
Ricky Strickland
Tina Junkins
Walter Johnson
Wayne Laffitte
Jason Moorer

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