APD makes drug arrests

Published 10:25am Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Atmore Police Department officers arrested an Atmore man on trafficking charges, after slightly less than 100 grams of synthetic marijuana were found in his vehicle.

Shelton Forney, 33, was taken into custody after officers noticed his vehicle was traveling the wrong way on Maxwell Street, just after midnight on Saturday, according to a police report.

Scott Walden, a 21st Judicial Drug Task Force agent, said Forney and a passenger stated they were correctional officers at Fountain prison. Walden added that Forney had been drinking and that a portable breath test revealed a blood alcohol level of .089.

“Another test showed Forney had taken a narcotic of some kind,” Walden said.

During a search of the vehicle, officers found five packages of synthetic marijuana, also called “spice,” in the center console of the vehicle, Walden said. The weight of the five packages equaled 99.9 grams.

“That falls under trafficking because it’s over 28 grams,” Walden said.

Forney was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and trafficking, Walden said. The passenger in the vehicle was released at the scene. Walden said the passenger had no knowledge of the spice.

In other arrests from the week:

• Anthony Maye, 32, of Atmore, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

• Anthony Harris, 33, of Atmore, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance on Thursday.

• Jared Pinkerton, 29, and Leslie Applegate, 25, both of Pensacola, were arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop on Main Street on Saturday.

• Malcolm Williams, 20, of Selma, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop on Fennell Street on Saturday.

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