Drugs, scales found after traffic stop

A Pine Bluff man who was placed on probation earlier this year was arrested Tuesday on drug related charges.

Daryl Broady, 20, reportedly had a bag of marijuana in his jacket and another bag of marijuana in the vehicle he was driving along with a set of digital scales.

In a probable cause affidavit presented in court Wednesday, Vice and Narcotics Detective Marquis Blake reported that Officer Leon Jackson was on patrol at about 11:40 a.m. Tuesday when he saw a brown Chevrolet Tahoe stopped in the middle of the street at 18th Avenue and Circle Drive. He also saw a black male standing beside the front passenger window of the vehicle.

Jackson reported that the male went inside a house in the 1800 block of East Circle Drive and Jackson followed the vehicle, which went into the parking lot of Southeast Arkansas College.

Blake reported that the vehicle approached a car on the parking lot and after Jackson activated his emergency lights, he saw a male, later identified as Broady, grab a plastic bag off the console of the vehicle and put it in his right front pocket.

When Jackson was able to obtain the bag, he found marijuana and contacted a vice detective, the report said. A search of the vehicle resulted in a second bag being found in the console and a set of digital scales.

Blake reported that the marijuana had a total weight of 23.8 grams.

When Broady was questioned, he reportedly waived his right to an attorney and said “the marijuana, bags and scales were his.”

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Broady was placed on probation on charges of residential burglary, theft of property and criminal mischief.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 cash only bond for Broady after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Broady said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court Dec. 26.