Atmore woman arrested on drug charges

Published 10:08 am Monday, November 28, 2022

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An Atmore woman was arrested Nov. 21 on drug charges, according to officials.


Atmore Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that Rachel Ward, 39, of Atmore, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

McMann said on Nov. 21, at approximately 8:20 a.m., an APD officer conducted a traffic stop on Highway 21 near Martinville Loop in reference to a vehicle being operated without a license plate.

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The officer contacted Ward, McMann said.

“Ward was unable to produce identification and gave consent to the officer to search her vehicle,” McMann said. “During the search of the vehicle, the officer discovered a glass pipe with a crystal-like residue inside it that field tested positive for methamphetamine, a small plastic baggy with a crystal-like substance that also field tested positive for methamphetamine, a hydrocodone pill and 1 gram of methamphetamine.”

McMann said Ward was then transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.