Man In Possession Of 23 Pitbulls Arrested
TIPTON CO. Tenn. -- The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division and members of the SWAT team executed a search warrant at the home of a convicted felon, which yielded not only guns, but also more than 20 Pitbull dogs.
The search warrant was the conclusion of an undercover narcotic investigation by Investigators at 196 Turner Lane in Covington.
The target of the investigation was Albert Dajuan White, 35 who lives at the Turner Lane residence. Investigators confirmed that White is a convicted felon for multiple drug related charges.
During the search of the property, investigators located 13 adult Pit bull canines separately chained in the backyard and 10 Pitbull puppies. White assisted in loading the canines to prevent the animals from biting any personnel at the scene. Tipton County Animal Control and the City of Covington Animal Control personnel took custody of the canines.
Investigators searched the residence and recovered 484 grams of marijuana. A safe was contained a loaded Ruger .40 caliber pistol, box of ammunition and more than $32,000 in cash.
White was arrested at the scene and charged with Possession of Schedule VI Controlled Substance with Intent to Resell, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Vicious Dogs. At the time of White’s arrest, Investigators confirmed he was on parole and faces an additional charge of Violation of Probation.
White is free on a $15,000 bond awaiting his arraignment in Tipton County General Sessions Court on November 19, 2013.
“I commend the work of the narcotic investigators in arresting Albert White who continues to sell drugs, possess a weapon and Pit bull canines despite being on probation. He has an extensive history in drug arrests and we will seek prosecution on the State and Federal levels to interrupt his drug trafficking in Covington. If anyone has information in this case, please call the Criminal Investigations Division at 901-475-3300, Central Dispatch after hours at 901-475-4300, phone in tips at 901-475-3307, email tips to Sheriff@tiptonco.com or Facebook Sheriff J.T. Pancho Chumley.”