Man arrested, in possession of hundreds of pills

Published 4:00 pm Friday, June 28, 2019

A wanted man was arrested and found in possession of more than 200 Tramadol pills Tuesday.

Around 2 p.m. Tuesday, Bainbridge Public Safety Officer Leroy Akins saw a male subject walking south on Russ Street and turning onto Water Street close to the Friendship House and Hutto-McIver Housing Project. Akins recognized the man as Rakim Raheem Bouie, 30, and knew BPS had an active arrest warrant out on him for Criminal Trespassing.

Akins made contact with Bouie and advised him that he had an active warrant out of Bainbridge Public Safety. When Officer Akins called Bouie’s name and birthdate in to E911, he found out that the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office also had an active bench warrant out on him. Officer Akins then placed Bouie under arrest.

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Bouie carried a black book bag with him. Inside of it, Akins located a clear plastic baggie containing a large quantity of white pills. Akins took Bouie to BPS for booking, and the pills were turned over to Investigator Mark Esquivel, who determined there to be a total quantity of 236 Tramadol pills inside the baggie.

Akins charged Bouie with:

Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute Within 1000 Feet of a Park or Housing Project (Felony)

Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance (Felony)

Criminal Trespass (Misdemeanor)