Drugs found after traffic stop, police say


A noise complaint late Thursday night in central Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of a man on drug related charges.

Cordarryl Crutchfield, 22, who is currently on probation, was stopped by police after they saw him spinning the tires of a black Chevrolet he was driving near 18th Avenue and Elm Street.

Vice and Narcotics Detective April Tirado reported that police stopped the car at 16th Avenue and Poplar Street and Crutchfield, who said he did not have a driver’s license, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant.

While searching the vehicle, Tirado reported that police found an orange pill bottle with the label ripped off that contained 113 codeine tablets. A set of digital scales was found in the floorboard of the car, and Crutchfield was carrying more than $600 in his pocket.

Crutchfield was placed on probation in March after pleading guilty to two separate drug related charges.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for Crutchfield after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Crutchfield said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court Jan. 14.