Atmore man arrested on eluding, possession of drug charges

Published 10:35 am Monday, June 24, 2024

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An Atmore man was arrested June 22 on eluding and possession of drug charges, according to officials.


Atmore Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that J’Shailian Bright, 24, was arrested and charged with attempted to elude a police officer, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana II and possession of drug paraphernalia.

McMann said at approximately 10:20 p.m. on the day of the arrest, an APD officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Woods Road after observing a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign.

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“The officer activated his emergency blue lights and siren,” McMann said. “The driver of the vehicle, later identified as J’Shailian Bright, age 24 of Atmore, refused to stop. After a brief pursuit, Bright stopped at a residence and was taken into custody.”
McMann said when officers began searching the vehicle, they noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

“During the search of the vehicle, they discovered a baby bottle containing a green liquid that field tested positive for amphetamines, 2 grams of marijuana and items used for ingesting narcotics,” he said in a release. “Bright also had outstanding warrants with the Atmore Police Department for driving with a suspended driver license, displaying a switched license plate and no proof of automobile insurance.”
Bright was then transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.