MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - An undercover drug operation by Mobile Police ended with two women in Mobile Metro jail on charges of chemical endangerment of a child, as well as other drug charges.
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year-old Roslyn Todd and 25-year-old Jessica East on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Mobile County narcotics investigators had their eyes on her for a while - she lived tucked away in an apartment inside a tree-lined neighborhood off Dauphin Island Parkway and I-10.
Lori Myles with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office said it had been buying all kinds of drugs from East for some time before making the arrest.
"They bought Lortab, Xanax and marijuana," Myles said.
East was being watched Tuesday when deputies saw a perfect opportunity to make an arrest.
"Deputies had her under surveillance and they pulled her over near the ACE Hardware Store. They noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car and both ladies admitted they were smoking it with children in the car," said Myles.
Deputies said the kids, who were under the age of 4, were inside the vehicle at the time, along with Roslyn Todd, who was also arrested.
Todd was charged with chemical endangerment of a child and possession of marijuana.
East was charged with chemical endangerment of a child, distributing a controlled substance and possession of marijuana; the MCSO said she could face more. They remained behind bars Wednesday, Oct. 17.
People who live in the same apartment complex as the women were surprised.
"It is a pretty good neighborhood. I was military police for four years and I think it is pretty good," said Tyler King.