Century, Fla. man arrested, charged with drugs after Aug. 11 traffic stop

Published 2:28 pm Friday, August 18, 2023

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A Century, Fla. man was arrested Aug. 11 on drug charges, according to the Atmore Police Department.


Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that Jeffie Morris, 50, was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

McMann said at approximately 11:30 p.m., an APD officer conducted a traffic stop on Highway 21 in reference to an equipment violation, and contacted Morris.

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“The officer noticed some strange behavior during their interaction,” McMann said. “An Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office K-9 deputy stopped to assist and deployed his K-9.”
McMann said the K-9 alerted on the vehicle, and Morris was removed from the vehicle so the officer could conduct a search.

McMann said the officer discovered a green leafy substance that was identified by Morris as synthetic cannabis (spice), multiple cigarillos blunts containing a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana, a spoon with a crystal-like residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine and a glass pipe with a crystal-like residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

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