Marijuana, smoking pipe found on prisoner at jail Sunday


A Jefferson County man arrested on misdemeanor warrants Sunday could be charged with two felonies after he allegedly had marijuana and a smoking pipe in his shoe when he was taken to the adult detention center.

Christopher Phillips, 31, was a passenger in a car that Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Conyers stopped at Divoky and Middle Warren Road for an equipment violation. Phillips was arrested after Conyers was told that there were two active warrants for Phillips for failure to appear.

During a court hearing Monday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said deputies found marijuana in Phillips’ shoe, along with a smoking pipe, when Phillips was being dressed out in jail clothes.

Tri-County Task Force Investigator John Hughes reported that the marijuana weighed 5.9 grams.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Phillips after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility.

Kearney appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Phillips, and told him to come back to court April 22.