Atmore woman arrested on drug charges

Published 1:10 pm Monday, December 5, 2022

An Atmore woman was arrested Dec. 1 on drug charges, according to Atmore Police Department officials.

Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that Shamalla Robinson, 32, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana I.

McMann said the arrest stemmed after a traffic stop was conducted by an APD officer on a vehicle for an equipment violation in reference to one of the headlights being out. The traffic stop occurred at approximately 10:10 p.m. last Thursday.

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“When the officer approached the vehicle, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle,” McMann said. “The driver of the vehicle, Shamalla Robinson, 32, of Atmore, stated she smoked marijuana earlier.”

McMann said upon searching the vehicle, the officers discovered approximately 2.2 grams of a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana, and a box of small clear plastic sandwich bags that are commonly used to package smaller amounts of marijuana. Also discovered with the marijuana was a pill that field tested positive for ecstasy, he added.

McMann said Robinson has a prior conviction for possession of marijuana II.

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