By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
An Atmore man remained behind bars, under a $1.5 million bond, late Monday, May 16, nearly two weeks after he was arrested for trafficking in two different controlled substances.
Details are few, but court documents and jail records show that Antonio Demetrice Floyd, 41, was caught May 4 by drug agents. He reportedly had in his possession “more than 28 grams” of meth and “about 7 grams” of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is said to be 80-100 times stronger than morphine.
Under Alabama law, trafficking in meth occurs when a person is caught with at least 28 grams. For fentanyl, the threshold for a trafficking charge is possession of a single gram. Both are Class A felonies that could result, upon conviction, in a minimum prison sentence of 10 years (with every day of at least three years to be served) and a maximum of 99 years, or life.
According to court documents, the arrest took place at the Liberty Express gas station and convenience store at the corner of Main and Howard streets. Escambia County Detention Center records show that Floyd was booked into the jail at 3:37 a.m., May 4.
Lawmen also found a set of digital scales like those commonly used to weigh illicit substances, and Floyd was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.