The home of Nia Bradley, the former director of the Prichard Water Works and Sewer Board, was raided before 8 a.m. Friday morning as authorities from the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office and the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office raided executed a search warrant at 7020 Charmingdale Drive S. near Semmes.
Among the items removed from the home and treated as evidence were numerous boxes of shoes, from Nike, Puma and Adidias, as well as several shopping bags from Louis Vuitton.
Chief Assistant District Attorney Keith Blackwood confirmed to reporters at the scene that numerous items had been hidden in the attic of the home.
“There were quite a few items in the attic,” he said. “If not all, the majority of items seized today were purchased with illegal income. I have never seen anything like it.”
Neighbors confirmed that authorities showed up at the house early Friday morning, a day after Bradley was arrested for theft and around the same time she was due for a bail hearing. She received no bond, after prosecutors told District Judge George Hardesty that authorities found unopened mail from the US Passport Office following the warrant.
Blackwood called the find at the home “breathtaking” and confirmed that the investigation will be a long process.
“It’s not going to be a quick process,” he said. “Prosecutors will take months to develop a case.”
He did not confirm whether the agency was preparing to execute search warrants on other properties related to the Water Board case.