By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
Two Atmore men, an Atmore woman and a Century, Fla. woman were arrested last week on felony drug possession charges after separate incidents handled by Atmore police.
The first occurred on August 16, when officers were sent around 4:50 p.m. to a Wilson Avenue residence in response to a trespassing complaint involving a family member who had previously been trespassed from the property by the owner.
When the first officer arrived, Teresa Davis, 49, of Century and 41-year-old Shawn Brown of Atmore were sitting in a vehicle in the driveway.
The officer confirmed that Brown had a trespass warning at the property and placed him under arrest. During the course of the incident, the officer observed a clear container that contained a clear, crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
A similar substance was found in a piece of tin foil. It also field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
While the two were awaiting transfer to the county jail, Brown damaged a wooden shelf and began striking the door. He is now charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, third-degree criminal trespass and third-degree criminal mischief. Davis is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The second incident took place around 8 p.m. on August 19, when a vehicle with an expired temporary tag was pulled over by city police.
According to reports, the vehicle’s driver, Curtis McCants, 44, and his passenger, Tracy Jackson, 48, both of Atmore were both “acting in a suspicious manner.” Jackson reportedly told the officer he had a bag of marijuana on him or in his vehicle and gave consent to search the vehicle.
When Jackson got out of the vehicle, officers noticed “a large bulge in the center of her chest, beneath the shirt.” The bulge turned out to be a drawstring bag that contained a crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for meth and a green, leafy substance that field-tested positive for marijuana.
Officers also found several small plastic baggies that contained a crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for meth, as well as a glass pipe with residue that field-tested positive for meth and a pill bottle that contained 10 Clonazepam pills. The total amount of meth recovered was 29 grams.
McCants was charged with one count each of drug trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and first-degree possession of marijuana. Jackson was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.