Search Warrant Turns Up Drugs, One Arrested
March 16, 2017
An Atmore man was arrested after narcotics agents executed a search warrant in Atmore Tuesday.
Officers searched a home at 157 Harris Street in Atmore where they say they found Derek James Staples in possession of large amount of marijuana and a handgun. Staples was charged with drug trafficking, being in possession of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Staples was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.
The search warrant was served by officers from the Atmore Police Department, Poarch Creek Police Department, and the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office.