By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
Two local women and a Florida woman were arrested recently on felony drug and other charges after separate incidents in which drugs weren’t the primary reason for police intervention.
According to Atmore Police Department reports, the first incident stemmed from a traffic top and resulted in the arrest of two female Atmore residents.
The traffic stop occurred around 8:55 a.m. when a patrol officer pulled over a vehicle with a shattered front windshield. As the officer spoke with the driver, 30-year-old Zenetreciaa Dailey, he noticed the passenger was acting suspicious.
The officer asked for consent to search the vehicle, and Dailey gave it. During the course of the search, the passenger — Cenkrystal Roberts, 38 — was asked for her identification.
Roberts, who was wanted by Escambia County (Ala.) authorities, provided a false name, and both women were arrested.
Dailey is charged with possession of a controlled substance, a felony, along with second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Roberts is charged with using a false name to obstruct justice, a Class C felony.
Pills in her purse
A September 18 shoplifting incident landed a Pensacola woman in jail on felony drug charges.
The incident happened around 10:05 p.m., at Walmart in Atmore. The suspect, Shelly Bullard, 44, had reportedly placed several items in her purse, and the items were protruding from the top of her purse.
When officers removed the stolen items from Bullard’s purse, they also discovered — in two different unmarked plastic containers — several pills for which she didn’t have prescriptions.
The pills turned out to be Alprazolam and Methadone Hydrochloride, both considered controlled substances under Alabama law.
Bullard is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of fourth-degree theft of property.