By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed this week that four people, including three Atmore residents, were arrested October 18 on various drug possession charges when federal, state and local law enforcement raided an Atmore residence and found several illicit substances inside.
According to a press release issued by Brooks, the multi-agency task force discovered heroin, methamphetamines, marijuana and prescription pills at the Oak Street residence at which a search warrant was executed.
Participating in the operation were agents of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Drug Enforcement Task Force, federal marshals, APD investigators and APD patrol officers.
Christian James Shenk, 48, Michael Wayne Barnhill, 55, Dana Marie Harrison, 42, and 33-year-old Syndle Vinson were each inside the residence when the law came calling, and each was taken into custody. Each is from Atmore, except Vinson, who resides in Bay Minette.
Ages for the suspects were not immediately available.
“There were four individuals in the residence,” Brooks said. “All four individuals were arrested on numerous charges.”
Shenk is charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance (meth), second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Barnhill was arrested on one count each of possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Harrison was charged with one count each of possession of heroin second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The charges against Vinson include one count each of possession of heroin, possession of an unspecified controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bond amounts for the suspects, each of whom remained in the county jail on Tuesday, were not immediately available.