Traffic stop results in drug arrest


A woman was arrested Saturday after a traffic stop in which officers allegedly found marijuana in her belongings.

Nikesha Fuller, 28, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said at a probable cause hearing Monday. She was a passenger in a black Dodge Charger that was pulled over after the driver allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign at 14th Avenue and Elm Street.

Pine Bluff police searched the car and found a black handbag in the backseat containing Fuller’s identification, Pugh said. The police found suspected marijuana weighing a total of 14 grams in the handbag, Pugh said. The substance later tested positive for THC, Pugh said.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled that prosecutors have probable cause to charge Fuller and set a bond of $10,000. Bridgforth said the court will appoint a public defender to represent Fuller.