Little Rock woman arrested on drug charges Tuesday


A $10,000 bond was set Wednesday for a Little Rock woman who was arrested Tuesday on drug-related charges.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge Rachel Edgar, 19, with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

State Police Special Agent Huston Talley said in a probable cause affidavit that Trooper Dustin Thompson stopped a red Chevrolet for speeding Tuesday afternoon on Arkansas 365 north of Redfield. Edgar was a passenger in the vehicle.

According to the affidavit, Thompson asked Edgar and the driver if they had any drugs in the vehicle and Edgar allegedly told Thompson she had methamphetamine in her purse.

Talley said in the affidavit that Thompson pulled out a blue jean pouch that had a clear box inside it. The box contained two clear plastic bags of suspected methamphetamine, a clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana, a set of black digital scales and a glass smoking pipe.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Edgar, who Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Thursday had no prior convictions or pending charges.