Jail deputy finds drugs while searching prisoner

A Pine Bluff man who was being booked into the adult detention center on misdemeanor charges Sunday will have to post a $5,000 bond to be released after a jail deputy found marijuana on him.

Kendall Moore, 25, had a small plastic baggie containing a green vegetable substance that field tested positive for marijuana and weighed 8.7 grams, Tr-County Drug Task Force Investigator Christopher Drye reported in a probable cause affidavit.

Drye said Deputy James Hoffman was searching Moore when he found the bag of marijuana.

Moore reportedly told Drye he “did not sell marijuana but used it from time to time.”

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled prosecutors had probable cause to charge Moore with furnishing prohibited articles, a felony, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Moore said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court March 15.