Police make drug arrest after serving search warrant

After serving a search warrant at a house on the west side of Pine Bluff on Wednesday, police vice and narcotics officers seized 15.5 grams of marijuana, and arrested a resident of the house, according to police.

Marcus Canada, 27, will have to post a $10,000 bond to be released from the county detention center after Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A probable cause affidavit from Detective Mario Brown said police and agents of the Tri-County Drug Task Force served the warrant at 1205 Sycamore St., and when they knocked on the door, Canada answered.

Investigators reported finding a clear plastic bag and two glass jars containing marijuana in the living room and bedroom of the house, along with a set of digital scales and a box of sandwich bags.

The affidavit said investigators also found $440 cash, which was turned over to prosecutors.

Canada said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court March 14.