Drug bust on Jack Springs Road
Published 4:49 am Saturday, May 3, 2003
On April 29, 2003 agents from the 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, assisted by officers of the Atmore Police Department, arrested three individuals traveling in a gray Nissan Altima on Jack Springs Road after stopping them initially for a routine traffic stop.
The arrest occurred on Jack Springs Road just North of I-65 in the Poarch Community. The three occupants were found to be in possession of Crack Cocaine and Powder Cocaine in excess of 4.7 ounces.
The driver was identified as Dewight Sparrow, 31 of New Orleans. He has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and trafficking in cocaine. A passenger identified as Tiya Brumfield, 36 of Harvey, La., has been charged with possession of controlled substance to and trafficking in cocaine.
An unidentified passenger booked under John Doe pending positive identification has been charged with possession of controlled substance. The substance all three were found with was cocaine.
The street value of the cocaine alone is $14,000 in its current form. Once it was cut or cooked into crack the value would have increased. The three defendants have been transported to the Escambia County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.
Task Force agents have contacted officials in New Orleans, La. and Mobile and will seek the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Agency in both states. The defendants are suspects in numerous deliveries of marijuana and cocaine to the Mobile and Atmore areas from New Orleans.
The 21st Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force is comprised of the following law enforcement agencies: Escambia County Sheriff's Department, Atmore Police Department, East Brewton Police Department, Brewton Police Department, Flomaton Police Department, Escambia County District Attorney's Office and the Escambia County Commission.