By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
An Escambia County, Fla. woman was the last person arrested by Atmore police on felony drug possession charges in 2021, and a Baldwin County man was the first to face such charges in the new year.
Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported this week that the out-of-towners — Tiffany Ann Ivey, 38, of Pensacola, and Tevin Thompson, 29, of Bay Minette — were each arrested as a result of investigations into other issues.
Ivey was taken into custody December 28 after a patrol officer spotted her vehicle traveling along 21st Avenue around 7:30 a.m. without a tag.
“The officer stopped her vehicle and had reason to ask for consent to search,” Brooks said. “She gave consent, and a K9 officer was called to the scene. The K9 officer alerted on the vehicle, and a controlled substance was found in the car.”
Reports did not indicate what controlled substance the Florida woman had in her possession.
She was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center on one count each of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The jail’s website shows that Ivey was released on bond a day after her arrest.
Tevin Thompson, 29, of Bay Minette was arrested January 3 when city police responded to a reported act of domestic violence at a South Presley Street residence.
“Officers spoke with the female victim, who told them she and her boyfriend, Tevin Thompson were involved in a physical altercation where he choked her by grabbing her around the neck,” Brooks said. “Thompson left the area prior to the arrival of our officer. He apparently returned, and we were called back. He was placed in handcuffs on the domestic charge, and when officers searched him for weapons, they found a small yellow straw with traces of a white, crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.”
Thompson, who is charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and domestic violence – strangulation, was still in the county jail early Tuesday, January 4.