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More charges for twice-bonded Atmore woman

An Atmore woman, already out on bond on one charge when she was arrested Jan. 31 on several charges related to a tantrum she threw when a local restaurant refused to serve her more alcohol, has been charged with trafficking in Kratom.

Nadia Coker, 42, of a Trammell Street address was free on bond from a third-degree assault charge when she reportedly pitched a fit in the Atmore eating establishment.

Her bond on the initial charge was revoked, and the restaurant incident, during which Coker allegedly went behind the bar and poured herself a drink when restaurant staff and management refused to, then left without paying her tab, resulted in six more criminal charges.

Coker was jailed on two counts of third-degree assault in the restaurant incident, as well as one count each of third-degree robbery, first-degree criminal trespassing, obstructing government operations and third-degree criminal mischief.

She eventually made bond on those charges, but the grand jury indictment that was handed down Feb. 5, landed her back behind bars, under a new bond of $150,000.

Kratom, made from the leaves of a tropical tree, reportedly interacts with opioid receptors in the brain and causes effects similar to opium-based compounds.

For more details on the multiple arrests, see the Feb. 13 edition of Atmore News.