By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
An Atmore resident was one of two men arrested on drug trafficking charges after local, state and federal lawmen raided a Flomaton residence on November 19.
Derrick Devon Jones, 42, of a Montgomery Street address in Atmore, and 43-year-old Dennis C. Crosby Jr. of Flomaton were arrested after the multi-agency officers discovered methamphetamine, crack cocaine, marijuana and Ecstasy inside a home on Jordan Landing Road.
Jones was charged with one count of drug trafficking, while Crosby was charged with one count of drug trafficking, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a firearm.
The raid included Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Drug Enforcement Task Force officers from Escambia and Monroe counties, U.S. Marshals, investigators and deputies from the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office, officers with the Flomaton Police Department and a narcotics officer from Escambia County, Fla.
Officers seized roughly 13 ounces of meth, roughly three grams of crack, roughly 64 grams of pot and about seven grams of Ecstasy. The confiscated drugs reportedly have an estimated street value of $22,000.
The lawmen also seized a loaded .38-caliber handgun, almost $1,200 cash, two digital scales, an electric grinder and a harvest compound.
An employee of the Escambia County Detention Center reported Monday, December 2, that both suspects remained behind bars. Jones is being held under a $1 million bond, while bond for Crosby was set at $1.5 million.