Tri-City Ledger -

By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Stops net drug arrests


February 28, 2019

A search warrant and a traffic stop in East Brewton sent three people to jail in separate incidents with one woman arrested on possession and distribution of methamphetamine.

Sherry Renee Gilmore, 40, 674 Dixon Nursery Road, was arrested Feb. 19 and charged with distribution of a controlled substance (meth) and possession of a controlled substance (meth). Jeremy Cois Gilmore, 38, same address, was charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to police reports, East Brewton police and deputies with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant Feb. 19 at 674 Dixon Nursery Road where the illegal drugs and paraphernalia were located.

East Brewton police stated the two agencies are working together on additional investigations of drug activity in that area.

Traffic stop

An East Brewton woman pulled over for having a switched tag was arrested Feb. 14 and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (meth) after handing the drugs over to the arresting officer.

Sgt. Paige Howell initiated the traffic stop on a blue Jeep Cherokee driven by Laura Johnson Butts, 59, 301 Ashton St.

Sgt. Howell reported as he was talking to Butts she was extremely nervous and wanted to leave. Howell asked her if there was anything illegal inside the vehicle and she gave him a gram of meth she had in her jacket pocket.


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