An investigation into alleged drug trafficking on the north side of Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of two men Thursday after suspected marijuana and a gun were found inside their apartment.
Shawn Miller, 24, and Wayne Bradley, 28, were taken into custody when police vice and narcotics officers served a search warrant Thursday morning at 1101 N. University Drive.
During a court hearing Friday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said investigators found several bags of suspected marijuana, a set of digital scales and a marijuana grinder in the living room of the apartment after they forced entry when no one answered the door.
Another set of scales were found in a bedroom and suspected marijuana was found in the toilet where one of the two men allegedly had tried to flush it, Detective Kenneth Evans said in a probable cause affidavit.
Kizer said investigators found a .22-caliber rifle in the kitchen of the apartment and documents with Miller’s name on them.
Evans said in the affidavit that when Miller was interviewed, he reportedly said he had been “selling marijuana for about a month to make extra money.”
The total weight of the suspected marijuana was 33 grams, Evans said in the affidavit.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 cash-only bond for Miller and Bradley after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge both of them with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bradley said he would hire his own attorney and the Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Miller.