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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Work crew jailed for illegal drugs

EB police find meth, marijuana and Kratom


January 3, 2019

Four members of an out-of-town crew working on cell phone towers in the area ended up in the Escambia County Detention Center on drug charges after East Brewton police seized 3.1 grams of methamphetamine, 29.3 grams of marijuana, Kratom and drug paraphernalia.

According to reports released from the East Brewton Police Department, Officer Brandon Mealer pulled over a vehicle for speeding that stopped in the Fred's parking lot. The officer reported smelling the odor of marijuana and the K-9 dog alerted on the vehicle.

The driver, identified as Jason Matthew McDonald Thompson, 40, 180 County R...

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