Detectives seize synthetic marijuana, arrest one man


An investigation into the alleged sale of synthetic marijuana at a video store in Pine Bluff led to the arrest of a 72-year-old man after the drugs allegedly were found in his vehicle and business when police served a search warrant.

Police Vice and Narcotics Detective Jack Hendon said in a probable-cause affidavit that investigators found 75 packages of “Bizarro incense synthetic marijuana” in a brown bag inside a vehicle belonging to Edward Campbell on Wednesday.

Hendon said the substance weighed a total of 262.2 grams. A .25-caliber handgun and $789.25 cash was also inside the bag, Hendon reported.

When officers searched Future Video at 2309 S. Olive St., they found 54 packages of “Bizarro” and “Orgasmo” incense, with a total weight of 125 grams, Hendon said. They also seized $2,275.64 in cash.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $5,000 bond for Campbell after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver.

Campbell was represented at the probable cause hearing Friday by attorney Thomas Brown.

Judge Kearney told Campbell to come back to court March 15.