Atmore man arrested for drugs

Published 10:25 am Monday, December 18, 2023

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An Atmore man was arrested Dec. 16 on a drug charge, according to officials.


Atmore Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that Michael Pleasant, 44, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

McMann said on the day of the arrest at approximately 3 a.m., an APD officer conducted a traffic stop on Highway 21 in reference to an expired tag.

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McMann said during the interaction with Pleasant, the officer discovered that Pleasant’s drivers license was revoked and he had made some inconsistent statements.

“Pleasant gave consent to the officer to search his vehicle,” McMann said. “During the search of the vehicle, the officer discovered a prescription bottle of methylphenidate that was in someone else’s name whom Pleasant did not know.”

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