Mannequin Challenge Video Leads To Cannabis Arrests

Police launched an investigation, and two men were arrested for a Mannequin Challenge video on Tuesday. Check out this video to find out why.

Dec 9, 2016

Trending all over social media is the Mannequin Challenge. Not only are celebrities participating, but also various colleges and businesses across the globe. However, this challenge went south for two individuals in Madison County, Alabama. After receiving an anonymous tip to their Mannequin Challenge video, police put Kenneth White and Terry Brown under arrest. Be sure to check out the video below to find out why.

Mannequin Challenge video leads to arrests

During the early hours of Tuesday, authorities from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, the Huntsville Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued a warrant.

After receiving an anonymous tip to a Mannequin Challenge video recorded at the residence, authorities put 49-year-old Kenneth White under arrest for first-degree cannabis possession and certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm.

Furthermore, police put 23-year-old Terry Brown under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia, loitering and promoting prison contraband.

As can be seen in the video, there are individuals holding firearms, yet no weed. Still, it prompted an investigation by the Criminal Investigation/Narcotics unit.

After clearing and searching the home, authorities found one assault rifle, one older single barrel shotgun, and two handguns. Moreover, they saw multiple packs of cannabis, various assault rifle magazines, an attack vest, ammunition, and a computer.

According to Capt. Salomonsky, the video brought about public safety concerns,

You have a lot of people with firearms at one address. And you have to ask yourself the question, ‘Why?’ and the second question you have to ask yourself: is it a public safety issue?

As a result of the investigation, deputies also found that the people living in the home were selling cannabis. Currently, they are working to see if they can generate more charges for individuals in the home that may be convicted felons.

Dec 9, 2016