Atmore man jailed on drug charges

Published 10:23 pm Tuesday, February 12, 2013

An Atmore man is behind bars after being arrested and charged with several drug-related crimes Tuesday night at his home on 3rd Avenue.

Scott Walden, an agent with the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force, said officers executed a search warrant Tuesday at the home of Thomas Robinson, 45, at 226 3rd Avenue and found illegal narcotics, as well as drug paraphernalia.



Walden said a county canine unit assisted in the search that turned up marijuana and crack cocaine.

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“We executed a search warrant and made contact with Mr. Robinson,” Walden said. “Danny Lambert and the canine unit came out and myself and Officer Steve Jowers saw a dog alert on the bedroom. We found 1.5 grams of marijuana and a small amount of crack cocaine in three pieces packaged for sale, digital scales, smoking devices and a Pepsi can with a false bottom compartment.”

Walden said the crack cocaine had a street value of $200 to $300.

Robinson was taken into custody and charged with possession of marijuana in the second degree, possession of a controlled substance, crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Walden said additional charges may follow.

Robinson was transferred to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.