Domestic call leads to drug arrest

A call to police about a domestic dispute in the 1700 block of South Ohio Street resulted in a drug arrest Tuesday.

Darrelle Brooks, 36, faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver — marijuana, according to records from the prosecutor’s office.

Officers were called to the area at about 11 a.m. Tuesday and intercepted Brooks walking away from the residence, according to an affidavit from Pine Bluff Police Department Detective Michael Battles. The landlord told police he wanted Brooks banned from the property.

A warrants check indicated Brooks had an outstanding warrant out of Jefferson County, according to the affidavit. Brooks was placed under arrest and patted down, at which time officers allegedly found three plastic baggies containing a substance that field-tested positive for marijuana. Officers also allegedly found a dollar bill containing a small amount of suspected marijuana. The total amount was about 26 grams.

When interviewed by police, according to the affidavit, Brooks acknowledged that the marijuana had been found in his pocket. He told police he did not sell drugs, but it was for personal use.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled prosecutors have probable cause to charge Brooks and set a $10,000 bond for him.