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S0Noma
12-29-2007, 07:05 PM
Two arrested at city police headquarters

Saturday, December 29, 2007
By RON COLQUITT
Staff Reporter

Two men were arrested Friday morning by Prichard police after the men arrived at police headquarters in a stolen car with a small bag of marijuana plainly visible on the car's center console, authorities said.

Prichard police Maj. Marvin Whitfield said he and other officers detected the strong odor of marijuana when one of the men rolled down one of the car's windows and opened a door.

"We couldn't believe it," Whitfield said. "I've been doing police work for about 20 years, and I never knew of anybody bringing a half-pound of marijuana and a gun to a police station in a stolen car."

The major said some of the high-grade marijuana and a semiautomatic pistol were found under the driver's seat of the 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

"It was real potent, and you could smell it," Whitfield said of the marijuana. "The car window was down initially. And when the driver got out of the car, you could detect the potent odor of it."

Nona Simmons, spokeswoman for the Police Department, identified the driver as Chavis Sanders, 22, of the Whistler community and the passenger as David Bailey, 24, of Mobile.

Whitfield said he had not determined when the car was stolen or from what area of Mobile it was stolen. Almost $1,000 in cash was confiscated from Sanders on Friday, he said.

The major said Prichard police arrested Sanders about two months ago on a drug distribution charge and confiscated $1,200 from him.

Sanders had returned to police headquarters Friday morning in hopes of getting the money back and to check the status of a domestic violence case pending against him, the major said.

Simmons said the men were taken to Mobile County Metro Jail, where jail records show that Sanders was charged with first-degree possession of marijuana, first-degree receiving stolen property and carrying a pistol without a permit.

Sanders was released from jail on bail totaling $10,500, the records show.

According to the jail records, Bailey was being held Friday evening in lieu of bail totaling $10,500, facing the same charges as Sanders.

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sack316
12-29-2007, 11:35 PM
oh, they're from Mobile. We don't really claim those guys down there.

Sack