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Couple faces chemical endangerment charge


News Staff Writer

A July 12 raid by Atmore Police narcotics agents led to the arrest of three people, two of whom also face charges of chemical endangerment of a child, on felony drug charges.
A search warrant was executed around 9 p.m. on a West Laurel Street residence occupied by 48-year-old Ethan Harold Allen and 26-year-old Sabrae Hadley.
The drug cops found “a clear, crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine,” along with “a green leafy substance that field-tested positive for marijuana” and several pills.
They also discovered a clear glass bulb with a hose attached that is used to ingest narcotics, along with a digital scale and three clear glass bulbs with residue that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
Allen and Hadley were each charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree possession of marijuana.
Each was also charged with chemical endangerment of a child after police discovered that not only were children present while drugs were being ingested, but narcotics were also left on various pieces of furniture to which the children had easy access.
Curtis Amerson, 63, of Jay, Fla., was also present when the raid took place. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.