Five E. Brewton traffic stops net drug charges

Traffic stops Friday in East Brewton led to the arrest of five people on drug charges as police continue its crackdown on illegal drugs in the city.

Christopher Michael Speruill, 22, 8726 Eight Mile Creek Road, Pensacola, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana II, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and giving false information to a law enforcement officer.

Sgt. Paige Howell initiated a traffic stop for an expired tag on Earl Street. Speruill was a passenger in the vehicle.

Speruill said he didn't have his driver's license and gave the officer the name Sean Blackburn with his...