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Atmore man arrested for drug trafficking

Agencies execute search warrant at residence in Point Escambia Circle

An Atmore man was arrested after a search warrant at his residence netted more than 2 pounds of marijuana and other drug paraphilia, according to officials.

Chief Chuck Brooks said in a release that Gregory Nix, of 61 Point Escambia Cir., was arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a search warrant — by the Alabama Drug Enforcement Task Force and assisting APD officers — was executed at his residence on June 3.

“Upon entering the apartment, agents and officers found numerous plastic containers containing marijuana,” Brooks said. “Agents also located THC candy, lip balm and pre-rolled joints, all containing marijuana and scales used to weigh illegal drugs.”

Brooks said after arriving back at the station, agents emptied the marijuana into bags and found that the marijuana weighed in excess of 2.2 pounds.

“Agents then charged Nix with trafficking marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and he was transported to the Escambia County Jail,” he said.