Atmore man arrested on drug, public intoxication charges

Published 10:56 am Friday, January 27, 2023

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An Atmore man was arrested Jan. 24 on drug and public intoxication charges, according to the Atmore Police Department.


Public Information Officer Darrell McMann said in a release that Samuel Bostic, 47, of Atmore, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication.

McMann said at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday, an APD officer observed Bostic allegedly stumbling into the roadway as he walked along Highway 21 near Waves Car Wash.

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“The officer watched Bostic for a brief period of time and noticed he was having trouble keeping his balance,” McMann said. “When the officer contacted Bostic, he was speaking incoherently.”

McMann said Bostic stated he snorted something and blacked out, and came to his senses as he was walking along the road.

“Upon searching Bostic, the officer discovered clear glass pipe that contained a white crystal-like residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine,” he said.

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