Drug arrest made in Gould


An investigation into alleged drug activity at Gould resulted in the arrest of one man Wednesday afternoon.

Marcus Tensley, 22, was taken into custody after investigators saw him throw a bag that contained a substance that field tested positive for marijuana, according to a probable cause affidavit by police Vice and Narcotics Detective Kenny Evans.

Evans reported that Pine Bluff Police Vice and Narcotics detectives and investigators from the Tri-County Drug Task Force served a search warrant at 2:50 p.m. at 201 Arkansas St. and saw two men, including Tensley, standing in the yard.

Deputy Prosecutor Jill Reed said during a court hearing Thursday that Tensley threw a purple Crown Royal bag onto a couch that was in the yard, and when investigators checked the bag, they found that it contained a plastic baggie with 22.3 grams of marijuana inside.

Evans reported that investigators found an envelope with Tensley’s name on it in a car that was in the yard of the residence.

After they entered the house, a box of sandwich bags, a set of digital scales and an Arkansas identification card with Tensley’s name on it were found in a bedroom, and a second Crown Royal bag containing a plastic bag with marijuana residue and a set of postal scales were found on the floor in the same room.

Circuit Judge Jodi Dennis set a $5,000 bond for Tensley after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance marijuana with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Tensley, and he was told to come back to court in Lincoln County on Oct. 9.