Alabama woman charged after 3-year-old found wearing cocaine-stuffed backpack; other children near weapons

Published 2:19 pm Monday, April 1, 2024

An Alabama woman has been arrested and charged drug charges and endangering children, sheriff’s deputies said, after they found a 3-year-old wearing a backpack with 2 kilograms of cocaine.

The incident started on Saturday when the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received information from a reliable confidential source that Tierra Tocorra Hill had a large amount of narcotics at a known location.

MCSO Narcotics Investigators set up surveillance on the location, 1957 Harvey court.

Hill was seen leaving the location, where she was followed until a marked unit conducted a traffic stop. During the stop, investigators discovered approximately 1.5 kilograms of cocaine, a small amount of marijuana, and a handgun in Hill’s vehicle.

MCSO Investigators and ALEA Agents conducted a search warrant at 1957 Harvey Court. Upon arrival, a 3-year-old child was seen wearing a blue backpack. The blue backpack contained approximately 2 kilograms of cocaine.

During the search of the residence, investigators located another kilogram of cocaine and two more handguns inside a black backpack.

“It is absurd how reckless this situation was. There was a total disregard for the law and the children’s well-being,” said Sheriff Paul Burch.

Four minor children were at the location at the time of the search warrant; no adults were present. The children’s ages are 3, 8, 10 and 15 years old. The cocaine and handguns were accessible to the minor children at that time.

The street value of the narcotics is roughly $450,000. Hill was charged with the following and additional charges could be forthcoming.

Hill was charged with:

Trafficking Cocaine
Possession Marijuana 2nd
Tampering with Physical Evidence
4 counts of Chemical Endangerment of a Child