Off-duty officers arrest drug suspect Sunday


After breaking up a reported fight between a security guard and a customer early Sunday morning at PJ’s Nightclub , police arrested the customer when they allegedly found suspected drugs in his pocket.

Tremaine Huggins, 28, who is on parole, had a small package of suspected cocaine wrapped up in a $5 bill, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Tuesday.

Detective Richard McCorvy said in a probable cause affidavit that he and other officers were working on the parking lot of the club at about 5 a.m., when they saw the fight. When they approached Huggins, McCorvy reported, he ran until McCorvy pulled out his Tazer and pointed it at Huggins, who then “slid to the ground and gave up.”

Kizer said Huggins appeared to be “under the influence of a controlled substance,” when he was arrested.

At Kizer’s request, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 cash-only bond for Huggins after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance.

Kearney appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Huggins, and told him to come back to court April 30.