Area residents busted for meth possession


News Staff Writer

Two Brewton residents were arrested on felony drug possession charges over the past few days by Atmore Police Department officers, and a third local was arrested on similar charges by Escambia County (Fla.) authorities.
Expired tag, license
At approximately 1:50 a.m. on Feb. 24, an Atmore Police patrol officer performed a traffic stop on a vehicle displaying an expired temporary tag. Police discovered that the driver, Lenard Conway, 61 of Brewton, had had his driver’s license suspended.
The officer questioned the passenger, 44-year-old Rachel Rice, also of Brewton, to determine if she had a valid driver’s license. As she was getting out of the vehicle, the officer observed what appeared to be — and later field-tested positive for —marijuana rolled in white paper (a joint or blunt).
A search of the vehicle turned up a Ziploc bag containing a white crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Also discovered was a container that included a glass pipe with a white residue that also field-tested positive for meth, as well as an unidentified pill and other drug paraphernalia.
In all, six grams of meth, four glass pipes with methamphetamine residue, five grams of marijuana and the unidentified pill were found in the vehicle.
Conway and Rice were each charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Each was released on bond over the past weekend.
Huxford motorcyclist
Karen Lynn Wilder, 43, of a Bad Dog Road address, was arrested by Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office deputies after a February 20 traffic stop in Pensacola, Fla.
ECSO (Fla.) reports show Wilder was pulled over while riding a motorcycle that had no visible license plate, near the intersection of Pensacola Boulevard and 9-1/2 Mile Road.
A license check revealed that her driver’s license had been suspended and she was wanted by Holmes Co., Fla., authorities on an outstanding warrant for that same offense.
ECSO (Fla.) reports show that when they frisked her, deputies found a folded one-dollar bill that contained a “crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.”
The woman, who lives near Huxford but has an Atmore mailing address, was placed under arrest on one count of felony drug possession and was issued a citation for knowingly driving while her license was suspended.
Escambia County (Fla.) Jail records show she was released February 25 after a $750 bond was posted on her behalf.