Atmore woman arrested on drug, obstruction charges; fled from scene, but captured short time later

Published 9:40 am Monday, October 16, 2023

An Atmore woman was arrested Oct. 13 on drug and obstruction charges, according to officials.


Atmore Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that Annie Frye, 52, who had three outstanding arrest warrants with the department, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, attempting to elude a police officer and obstructing justice using a false identity. Her outstanding warrants were for driving with a suspended drivers license, improper lights and operating a vehicle with an expired tag.

McMann said the arrest stemmed after an APD officer conducted a traffic stop on Martin Luther King Drive in reference to an expired license plate and improper lights at 10:25 p.m. on Oct. 13.

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“As the officer approached the vehicle, he detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle,” McMann said. “The officer contacted the driver, Annie Frye, 52, of Atmore, who provided a false name to the officer.”
McMann said tThe officer requested that Frye exit the vehicle in order to conduct a probable cause search due to the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

McMann said the officer then discovered a glass pipe commonly used to ingest narcotics that contained a white granular substance that field tested positive for cocaine.

“After the officers began searching Frye’s vehicle, she ran from the scene into a nearby wooded area and was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit,” McMann said.

Frye was then transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.