Marijuana seized after drug raid, police say


Almost six ounces of marijuana was found Monday at a house on the east side of Pine Bluff and one person was arrested in connection with the drugs, according to police.

Albert King, 25, will have to post a $10,000 bond to be released from the adult detention center while prosecutors prepare felony charges of possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia against him.

In a probable cause affidavit presented in district court Tuesday morning, Detective Richard McCorvy reported that officers stopped a vehicle driven by King at 34th Avenue and Georgia Street at 2:45 p.m. because the vehicle had a fictitious license plate.

King and a female who were in the car were detained while the car was searched because police detected a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle but nothing was found.

A short time after the traffic stop, vice and narcotics officers and agents of the Tri-County Drug Task Force served a search warrant at 3522 Louisiana St., King’s residence, and forced entry when no one answered the door.

McCorvy reported that investigators found a Dillard’s bag containing three plastic bags of marijuana, and a glass jar with three additional bags of marijuana.

A set of digital scales were also found in the house, and after King was transported to the residence, he reportedly said he would “show where the weed was so investigators would not tear up the house.”

McCorvy reported that the total weight of the marijuana was 5.9 ounces, and investigators located $917 cash in the house or that King had on his person.

The female who was with King was released without charges.