Police report drugs seized, one arrested


Authorities reported seizing a small amount of crack cocaine as well as drug paraphernalia Wednesday when they served a search warrant at a house on the west side of Pine Bluff.

Anthony Madison, 52, who was inside the house at the time, was arrested on drug charges and will have to post a $25,000 bond to be released from the county detention center.

Vice and Narcotics Detective Steven Evans said in a probable-cause affidavit that police, agents from the Tri-County Drug Task Force and a K-9 officer and dog from the Arkansas Department of Correction served the warrant at 3520 W. Hepburn St., and forced entry when no one answered the door.

Madison was detained in a bedroom and Evans said in the affidavit that investigators found a set of digital scales with white residue on them and a green saucer with white residue on it during the search. They also located a small amount of marijuana, according to the affidavit.

According to records at the prosecutor’s office, Madison has multiple prior convictions dating back to 1978, including charges of aggravated robbery, theft of property, theft by receiving, and breaking or entering and and has served time in prison.

Because of the prior convictions, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Madison after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Madison said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court July 11.