By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
The drug problem in and around Atmore continued to make itself manifest over the past week, as a Baldwin County man was arrested by city police for felony drug possession, and sheriff’s officers arrested three Atmore residents on similar charges.
The only such case reported by Atmore police came January 6, when a minor traffic violation led to the discovery of trace amounts of synthetic marijuana and the arrest of 23-year-old Tyler Jay Milstid of Bay Minette.
“One of our officers spotted a vehicle traveling on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, with no tag,” Police Chief Chuck Brooks said. “During the investigation into the traffic violation, consent to search was given by the driver.”
Police reports show the search turned up a “glass pipe with residue of a brown, leafy substance that field-tested positive for Spice,” as well as a “small, cloth bag that contained two pipes, both with residue that also tested positive for Spice.”
Milstid was processed into the Escambia County Detention Center on two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, as well as misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Jail records show that Milstid was released on bond the day after his arrest.
Meanwhile, no details were provided for either arrest, but ECDC records show that sheriff’s officers charged two local men and a local woman with felony drug possession.
Autumn Lasha Meadows, 35, was arrested January 4 and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation.
Meadows remained in the county jail, under a $10,000 bond, on January 10.
On January 8, sheriff’s officers arrested 47-year-old Wayland Waylon Rolin with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jail records showed that Rolin remained in the county detention center, awaiting a bond hearing, on January 10.
Also arrested by ECSO officers was Steven Ira Carpenter, 45, who is charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
An employee of the ECDC’s booking and release division said Carpenter, who was arrested January 9, was still in the county jail, also awaiting a bond hearing, January 10.