Atmore man convicted

News Staff Report


An Atmore man, originally facing 11 drug-related charges, was found guilty last week in Escambia County Circuit Court on six counts, not guilty on four others, and had one charge thrown out.
Court documents show that a jury returned guilty verdicts against 21-year-old Jerby Eugene East of a Freemanville Drive address on two counts of second degree promoting prison contraband, one count of third degree promoting prison contraband, two counts of attempting to distribute a controlled substance, and one count each of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (spice) and unlawful possession of marijuana.
East was acquitted of two counts of first degree possession of marijuana, one count of possession of a controlled substance (Spice) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A charge of possession of a forged instrument was dismissed by the judge.
The myriad of charges were the result of East’s arrest following a traffic stop in Flomaton and his attempt to bring contraband into the Escambia County Detention Center.