Burglary call ends in drug arrest

A reported burglary in progress Friday night at a house in central Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of a Pine Bluff man after police reported finding suspected cocaine his pocket.

Cedric Greer, 28, was wearing clothing that matched the clothing of the person who was allegedly trying to break into a house at 2006 S. Laurel St., Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Greer Monday.

Vice and Narcotics Detective Mario Brown said in a probable-cause affidavit that Greer was uncooperative with police, and he was arrested after a records check indicated that there was an active alias bench warrant for his arrest.

Kizer said that when Greer was searched for officer safety, police found a bag containing suspected cocaine in Greer’s right front pants pocket, and a set of digital scales and two smoking pipes in a backpack.

A records check indicated that Greer is on felony probation and the warrant for his arrest was issued after he failed to appear for a hearing on revoking that probation on March 11.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Greer after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance.

Because of the alias warrant, Greer will not be able to post that bond, and will be held without bond pending an appearance before Circuit Judge Rob Wyatt Jr.