MOBILE, Alabama (WALA) - An anonymous tip led the arrest of a half-dozen drug trafficking suspects. The bust happened Wednesday at a Maysville home.
Stacks of money, and several bundles of drugs were all seized by undercover narcotics agents. Authorities said a street value of more than $10,000 worth of drugs were found at the home on Orange Street.
"We had about over 89.1 grams of crack cocaine, then there was powder cocaine that was found. Lots of drug paraphernalia such as digital scales, other things, that were used to sell the crack cocaine with and about $2,800 in cash," Lori Myles with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies arrested six people for the crime. They are Brian Graham, Ernest Cannon, Eric Robinson, Fernandas Graham, Anthony Davis, and Travaris Edwards. They're charged with drug trafficking and drug paraphernalia. All six were unemployed.
"All were participating in getting the drugs ready to be distributed," Myles added.
Many folks living in the neighborhood are thankful for the anonymous tip that alerted authorities.
"It's really not good for the community." neighbor Courtney Jones said. "I think that it's good that they did speak out just to protect the community and make sure it's a safe community because there are kids in the area and elderly people in this area."
Officials said all six suspects had lengthy criminal pasts with histories of drug arrests. Authorities said the bust made a huge impact, all because of one tip.
"Report the crime to us, and we promise we'll follow through," Myles said
The sheriff's office said it's been able to reduce crime in certain areas because of tips from their new website. The site has a section called Report a Crime . It's another avenue to report a crime anonymously and when you do so, the tip will be forwarded to the appropriate department.
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