By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
An Atmore woman faces a felony drug charge after city police determined during a traffic stop that she was in possession of an unspecified quantity of methamphetamine, most of which was apparently already in her system.
Police Chief Chuck Brooks said this week that Jacqueline Bernice Rolin, 40, is charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police reports show that around 9:50 p.m. on June 8, a patrol officer spotted a vehicle that was being driven along Alabama 21 without taillights.
The driver, later identified as Rolin, reportedly refused to pull over when the officer activated his blue lights. The vehicle eventually slowed, and an unidentified white male jumped from it and ran toward U.S. 31 before the driver finally pulled over on Short Street.
According to reports, police found two needles in Rolin’s purse, both of which contained a “red fluid” (believed to be blood) that tested positive for meth.
She was taken into custody and processed into the Escambia County Detention Center, where she remained, without bond, late Monday.