Trio jailed for abuse

Published 9:10pm Friday, December 28, 2012

Three people are behind bars after a search warrant executed at their home led to drug and child endangerment charges.

Scott Walden, agent with the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force, said Jessica Rolin, 22, Bobby Hughes, 35, and LaPatrick Smith, 33, were taken into custody Saturday, Dec. 22 after the trio was found smoking marijuana in the presence of a young child.

“A search warrant was executed at 2099 Pouncey Road at a home we had under surveillance for several months for suspicion of manufacturing meth,” Walden said. “Upon entering the residence, officers could smell the odor of marijuana.”

Walden said officers did find various chemicals used in the manufacturing of methamphetamines, but not enough to prosecute; however all three suspects were arrested for possession of marijuana and child endangerment.

Rolin was charged with possession of marijuana in the second degree, possession of a controlled substance, Loratab, and chemical endangerment of a child. Hughes was charged with possession of marijuana in the second degree, chemical endangerment of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia. Smith was charged with charged with possession of marijuana in the first degree, due to a previous conviction, and chemical endangerment of a child.

All three suspects were transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.

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