Wobbly walker charged with meth possession


News Staff Writer

An Atmore man was arrested January 24 on a felony drug charge after he was unable to keep his balance as he walked along Alabama 21, inside the city limits.
Police reports show that a city police officer saw Samuel Bostic, 47, as he stumbled into the roadway near Waves Car Wash around 1 a.m. The officer watched Bostic for a brief period and noticed the Atmore man was having trouble keeping his balance.
When the officer made contact with Bostic, the Atmore man was reportedly “speaking incoherently.” Bostic told the lawman he “snorted something and blacked out and came to his senses as he was walking along the road.”
Police searched the man and found a clear, glass pipe that contained a white, crystal-like residue that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
Bostic was processed into the Escambia County Detention Center, from which he was later released on bond. He is charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication.