Complaints about drug activity result in arrest

A report of possible drug-related activity on the west side of Pine Bluff on Wednesday resulted in an investigation by police, and the arrest of one man on drug- and weapons-related charges.

Deangelo Smith, 25, was taken into custody after officers served a search warrant at 1906 W. 27th Ave., following complaints from people in the area about the alleged activity.

Vice and Narcotics Detective Richard McCorvy said in a probable-cause affidavit that officers initially went to the house based on the complaint, and spoke with five people, including Smith, who consented to a search of his room where investigators found approximately two grams of suspected marijuana wrapped in a paper towel, and a set of digital scales.

After obtaining the search warrant, McCorvy said officers found a black bag in a bedroom that contained 8.1 ounces of suspected marijuana and two handguns, one of which had been reported stolen in White Hall.

The other people in the house were released pending further investigation.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Smith on Friday after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver and theft by receiving.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Smith.