No tag leads to meth possession charge


News Staff Writer

An Atmore woman is free on bond after her November 21 arrest on felony drug possession charges.
Atmore Police Department reports show that the arrest came after an officer conducted a traffic stop around 8:20 a.m. on a vehicle that was being driven along Alabama 21, near Martinville Loop, without a license plate.
The driver, 39-year-old Rachel Ward, was unable to produce identification and gave consent to a search of her vehicle.
The search turned up a glass pipe that contained a crystal-like residue that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, along with a small plastic baggy that also contained a crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Officers also discovered a hydrocodone pill and about a gram of meth.
Ward was processed into the Escambia County Detention Center on one count each of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was released from the jail November 27 after a $10,000 bond was posted on her behalf.