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MPD officer arrested on drug charges in Mobile

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IRVINGTON, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery Police Department has received notification that one of its officers was arrested in Mobile County on a drug charge.

Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy received notification Wednesday afternoon that 42-year-old Cpl. L. Rasavong was arrested in Mobile County on a drug-related charge.

According to the Mobile County Sheriff's Office, Lyvanh Rasavong was arrested after MCSO Narcotic Deputies executed a search warrant on Murray Heights in Irving, AL. Rasavong was caught dropping off more than three pounds of high-grade marijuana.

MCSO says the average street value for the marijuana would have been $3,500 per pound.

Rasavong admitted to deputies to trafficking the drugs across county lines from Montgomery. He was arrested for trafficking marijuana.

MCSO deputies also say Rasavong was associated with a marijuana bust on October 18 in Chunchila, AL Authorities say they found more than 100 marijuana plants drying in a shed, more than 150 plants in boxes and two boxes full of the finished product waiting to be packaged. Authorities have not said exactly how Rasavong is connected to this case.

MPD says Cpl. Rasavong had been employed by the department since 1998. Rasavong worked the police desk at headquarters. He resigned from the Montgomery Police Department on Wednesday morning in connection with an ongoing investigation.

Chief Murphy said MPD is cooperating fully with the Mobile County Sheriff's Department. The Sheriff's Department will release any further information regarding its investigation on Rasavong's arrest.

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