Jail deputy finds drugs on prisoner, officials say

A Pine Bluff man who was being booked into the adult detention center Tuesday night will be charged with a drug related offense after a jail deputy reportedly found marijuana that the man had concealed on his body.

Deon White, 24, had a plastic bag containing four grams of marijuana, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Thursday for White.

Tri-County Drug Task Force Investigator Chris Drye reported that he was called to the jail at 10 p.m. after Deputy James Hoffman, who was processing White, found the drugs.

White had been ordered to serve jail time for misdemeanor violations in district court, and was also served with a felony alias bench warrant, for which there is no bond.

Kizer said White has pending drug and weapons related charges in Jefferson County Circuit Court.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for White after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with furnishing prohibited articles.

Bridgforth appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent White, and told him to come back to court Dec. 6.