Volunteer football coach accused of selling drugs at Vigor High School

38-year-old Herbert Burrell was arrested on Vigor’s campus Thursday
Published: Mar. 23, 2023 at 9:51 PM CDT
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PRICHARD, Ala. (WALA) - A Prichard man was arrested late Thursday afternoon, deputies say he was selling drugs at a Mobile County High School.

38-year-old Herbert Burrell was arrested on Vigor’s campus Thursday.

FOX 10 News confirmed this information with Mobile County Sheriff Paul Burch.

Sheriff Burch says Burrell was not an employee or teacher with the school, but that he did volunteer with Vigor’s football team.

Burrell was booked into Metro around 5 p.m., deputies put him in handcuffs while he was at school.

According to Sheriff Burch, Burrell was selling a controlled substance on campus.

He says this has been a part of a recent ongoing investigation into Burrell.

He’s facing several charges including unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana.

Sheriff Burch says they’re working jointly with school officials on this and have a zero tolerance for selling drugs on and around campus.

Burrell is scheduled for a bond hearing Friday morning.