Atmore Man Busted For Selling Drugs Near Elementary School

April 18, 2017

An Atmore man has been arrested with selling drugs near an elementary school after police executed a search warrant.

Dante Maurice Haynes, 38, was charged with distribution of a controlled substance, unlawful possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, narcotics sale near school campus, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton without indent.

Atmore Police Department narcotics officers executed a search warrant in the 500 block of 4th Avenue — across the streets from the A.C. Moore Elementary School campus. During the search of the residence,  officers reported finding a quantity of narcotics, including powered and rock cocaine.

“Narcotics sales near and around school grounds will not be tolerated,” Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said.

The Atmore Drug Task Force will accept confidential tips by leaving a message at (251) 368-8988.


5 Responses to “Atmore Man Busted For Selling Drugs Near Elementary School”

  1. Don Neese on April 18th, 2017 8:29 pm

    No Fear….I think that’s the term they use..No Fear. No fear of man, no fear of God & no fear of the Law. Humans have to fear something. Without fear of repercussions we have no limits to the depths we will sink. 95% of criminals grew up without father’s to fear. No father, No authority figure, No one to fear. So they have grown up with no fear of Law. I’m afraid we would have to untie Law enforcement hands and be rid of the tazors to put fear back into society. Of course some real father’s would make a difference. Where did all the men go?

  2. Patriot on April 18th, 2017 2:56 pm

    Marie, that IS a condition. My point is, selling drugs is a serious offense. It shouldn’t be any more or less serious based on where the transaction occurs.

  3. Marie on April 18th, 2017 11:07 am

    No conditions are added to the law. Sales around school grounds are more serious offences with more serious punishment

  4. Patriot on April 18th, 2017 7:26 am

    “Narcotics sales near and around school grounds will not be tolerated”, said the Atmore Police Chief.

    …which implies that narcotics sales NOT near a school WILL be tolerated. When are we going to quit adding conditions to our laws?

  5. Justin J on April 18th, 2017 7:23 am

    Please make an example out of this repeat offender! Atmore needs to terminate these scum from our community and keep them behind jail where they belong! Great job Law Enforcement!

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