An investigation into alleged drug activity on the west side of Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of two men after police found a large amount of marijuana, cash, and drug paraphernalia in the house where they served a search warrant Tuesday.
Webster Laws, 23, and Willie Laws Jr., 25, were taken into custody after vice and narcotics officers and the Tri-County Drug Task Force served a search warrant at 211 S. Hutchinson St.
Detective Richard McCorvy reported that officers forced their way into the house after no one answered the door and detained four people, including Webster Laws and Willie Laws Jr.
Kizer said investigators found a glass jar and a plastic bag both containing marijuana, along with digital scales. Additional marijuana was found in another room and police found documents with Webster Laws’ name on them in the house.
McCorvy reported that investigators seized $972 cash that they found in a pair of jeans on the couch, and located codeine for which there was no prescription.
Kizer said Webster Laws is currently on probation after being convicted of forgery, while Willie Laws had no prior convictions.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Webster Laws and for Willie Laws Jr., after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge both men with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both men said they would hire their own attorneys, and were told to come back to court May 9 at 9 a.m.