By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
A predawn traffic stop by an Atmore Police Department patrol officer resulted in felony drug charges against an Atmore man and a McDavid, Fla. man.
APD Sgt. Darrell McMann reported that the patrol officer pulled over a vehicle that was traveling along a residential street shortly before 3:30 a.m. Sunday, March 25, without a tag.
The vehicle was occupied by Dakota Joiner, 28, of Atmore, and Kyle Wood, 27 of McDavid.
Joiner and Wood gave officers conflicting stories, prompting a request to search the vehicle. Both men stated there was nothing illegal in the vehicle and gave their consent.
As the search began, Wood reportedly told the officers there was a socket in the door handle that he used to smoke marijuana. Officers also found a small, clear plastic bag that contained methamphetamine, along with a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine, a metal pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana, a small amount of marijuana and a piece of plastic wrapping containing methamphetamine.
Both men were processed into the Escambia County Detention Center. Each was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both men remained in the county jail late Monday, March 28, each held under a $5,000 bond.