Pensacola, Fla. man, woman arrested April 6 on drug trafficking charge
Published 11:10 am Monday, April 10, 2023
A Pensacola, Fla. man and woman were arrested April 6 on drug and trafficking charges, according to the Atmore Police Department.
Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that Jovante Ducree, 30, and Artavian Jenkins, 34, were charged with drug trafficking (crack cocaine), possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana II and possession of drug paraphernalia.
McMann said the arrest stemmed after an APD officer observed a vehicle fail to stop for a red light at approximately 12:55 p.m. on the day of the arrest.
“The officer stopped the vehicle and contacted the occupants (Ducree and Jenkins),” McMann said. “While speaking with Ducree and Jenkins the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.”
McMann said upon searching the vehicle, the officers discovered 47.2 grams of a white rock substance that field tested positive for crack cocaine, 0.5 grams of a white powdery substance that field tested positive for cocaine, 8 grams of a green, leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana and a digital scale.
Both then were transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.