Drug arrest made after search warrant served

An investigation into alleged drug activity in central Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of a man after marijuana and digital scales were found inside his house.

Michael Borders, 30, was taken into custody Thursday after police vice and narcotics officers and the Tri-County Drug Task Force served a search warrant at 1300 W. 26th Ave. at 11:35 a.m.

Detective Marquis Blake reported that Borders was standing at the door of the house when police arrived, then closed it and officers had to force entry when he didn’t answer a knock.

Blake reported that Borders was found lying on a bed and during the search, investigators recovered two bags containing a marijuana, which weighed 2.2 ounces.

A set of digital scales and a Social Security card with Borders’ name on it were also found inside the residence.

Blake reported that Borders acknowledged that he lived at the residence, but when he was asked about the drugs, he requested a lawyer and the interview was ended.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 bond for Borders after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kearney appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Borders and told him to come back to court Dec. 21.