Pensacola, Fla. woman arrested on drug charges

Published 10:09 am Tuesday, February 28, 2023

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A Pensacola, Fla. woman was arrested on drug charges Feb. 24, according to the Atmore Police Department.


Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release at approximately 9:30 a.m. last Friday, an APD officer observed a vehicle make an unsafe lane change and performed a traffic stop.

McMann said the officer contacted the driver, Karen Nelson, 52, of Pensacola. He added that during the interaction, the officer requested consent to search the vehicle.

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McMann said during the search of the vehicle, the officer allegedly discovered an unspecified amount of a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana; a white crystal-like substance that field tested for methamphetamine; and a wooden smoking pipe that had a white residue in it that field tested positive for meth.

Nelson was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana II.

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