APD arrests 2 for drug offenses

Published 9:51 am Wednesday, August 24, 2022

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Two Atmore residents were arrested and charged with multiple drug offenses on Aug. 19, according to officials.

Atmore Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that Curtis McCants, 44, was charged with drug trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance and possession of marijuana I; and Tracy Jackson, 48, of Atmore, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

McMann said at approximately 8 p.m. on Aug. 19, an APD officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with an expired temporary tag.

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McMann said the officer contacted McCants, who was the driver, and Jackson, the passenger.

“Jackson and McCants were both acting in a suspicious manner,” McMann said. “As the officer was speaking with Jackson, he informed the officer he had a bag of marijuana on him or in his vehicle. The officer was given consent to search the vehicle.”

McMann said as Jackson exited the vehicle, the officers noticed a large bulge in the center of her chest beneath the shirt.

“She removed a drawstring bag from her shirt, which contained a crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine,” he said. “Also in the bag was a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana.”

McMann said during the search of the vehicle, the officers discovered several small plastic baggies that contained a crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

“The officers also discovered a glass pipe with residue in it that field tested positive for methamphetamine, and a pill bottle that contained 10 Clonazepam pills,” he said. “The total amount of methamphetamine recovered was 29 grams along with 4.5 grams of marijuana.”

Both were transported to the Escambia County Detention Center.