Atmore woman among 5 charged
By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
Three recent traffic stops made by Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies resulted in five arrests, including that of an Atmore woman, for possession of various drugs.
According to a press release issued by Sheriff Heath Jackson, the deputies used ECSO K-9 units to detect unlawful substances during the traffic stops.
On Saturday, November 2, an ECSO deputy detected the odor of marijuana coming from a vehicle stopped on Poarch Road.
Krista Horner Rolin, 63, of Atmore was arrested after the deputy found marijuana in Rolin’s open wallet beside the seat where she was sitting. Also, a folded dollar bill contained a crystal-like substance which was field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
Rolin, who is charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance, was released on $5,000 bond.
Also on Saturday, James Tunstall, 61, and Michelle York, 51, both of Stockton, were arrested after a deputy who initiated a traffic stop detected the odor of marijuana coming from a vehicle and saw a marijuana cigarette in the center console cup holder.
A search of the vehicle yielded a cigar pack which contained two rolled marijuana cigarettes. Tunstall and York are each charged with possession of marijuana. Each signed a $2,500 signature bond and were released without being processed into the jail.
On Monday, November 4, an ECSO deputy stopped a vehicle on Interstate 65, around Exit 54, for an unspecified traffic violation.
The deputy arrested Luis Alberto Ibarra, 34, of Foley, and Daniel Lee Waller, 35, of Perdido after a K9 officer detected the odor of narcotics at two locations in the vehicle.
A search turned up an unspecified quantity of a crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. Ibarra and Waller are each charged with possession of a controlled substance. Each was released under a $5,000 bond.