Atmore woman arrested for drug possession
Posted at 6:34 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2022
An Atmore woman was arrested for drug trafficking on Sept. 8, according to the Atmore Police Department.
Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said Kasandra Ramos, 42, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.
Ramos’ arrest came shortly after the driver of the vehicle, in which she was a passenger, was arrested for driving under the influence.
McMann said in a statement that Phillip Ward, 34, also of Atmore, was taken into custody after conducting field sobriety tests.
“On September 8, 2022, at approximately 11:20 a.m., an Atmore police officer was on routine patrol on Jacks Springs Road when he observed a vehicle ahead of him swerving into the southbound lanes,” McMann said. “The officer conducted a traffic stop and contacted the driver, Phillip Ward, 34, of Atmore, who was obviously under the influence. The officer observed that Ward’s eyes were bright and his speech was slurred. The officer attempted to administer field sobriety tests, but Ward could not follow instructions and could not keep his balance.
McMann said during the interaction with Ward at the vehicle, the officer noticed a plastic bag on the dashboard that contained a leafy green substance that appeared to be a spice.
“A second plastic bag was found in the vehicle which also contained spices,” McMann said. “The passenger in the vehicle, Kasandra Ramos, 42, of Atmore, admitted to the officer that the spice was hers.”