Atmore man arrested on drug trafficking charge

Published 8:28 am Thursday, July 11, 2024

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

APD officers responded to parking lot off Swift Mill Road in reference to romantic encounter

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


Atmore Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that Gregory Farmer, 37, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

McMann said on July 4 at approximately 11:20 p.m., APD officers responded to the parking lot of a closed business on Swift Mill Road in reference to a possible romantic encounter occurring in a vehicle.

“The responding officer contacted people in the vehicle and detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle,” McMann said. “Due to the vehicle still running the officer requested the driver, Farmer, to step out of the vehicle to perform standardized field sobriety tests. The officer was also given consent to search the vehicle.”

McMann added that during the search of the vehicle, the officers discovered dozens of pills, which were identified as ecstasy.

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