Drug bust nets wanted man

BY BRUCE BRANUM

The Greenville Standard

 

Antonio Mobley, age 30 and from Georgiana, was arrested Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 6 by the Greenville area Drug Task Force (DTF) and members of the Greenville Police Department (GDP).

According to a report by Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn, a search warrant was executed on South Street in Greenville that afternoon.  The search warrant was a result of an extensive investigation and surveillance efforts over a period of time.

“The DTF had reason to believe that a wanted subject was frequenting a residence on South Street and participating in multiple illegal activities,” said Lovvorn.

He continued, “Once the DTF investigation was complete, they were able to establish the necessary evidence to show that the wanted subject was at the residence on South Street.

“The DTF then obtained a search warrant and executed it on Tuesday afternoon.  The subject, Antonio Mobley, a 30 year old from Georgiana, AL., was located inside the residence along with Crack Cocaine, Synthetic Marijuana, a stolen firearm, and a scale for weighing drugs.

“Mr. Mobley was already wanted on an Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance warrant and Probation Violations.  He now has the following additional charges due to the execution of this search warrant:  Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Controlled Substance X2, Receiving Stolen Property 4th, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and additional Probation Violation charges.

“Mr. Mobley also had a few hundred dollars in his possession that is believed to have been used in the sale or acquisition of illegal narcotics.  This money was also seized by the DTF.

“The stolen firearm that was recovered had been reported stolen from a business in Evergreen, AL.

“I would like to commend the hard work and dedication of our Drug Task Force.  It is because of their efforts that a dangerous, wanted felon is now off the streets.

“We will continue our efforts to keep our citizens safe and take these type of harmful items off the streets.  If anyone has knowledge of illegal activity, we encourage you to please report it.

“We will continue to work together with our citizens for a safer community!”

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