Suspected drugs found after traffic stop

A Jefferson County man who is on probation was arrested on drug-related charges Monday after the vehicle he was driving was stopped by White Hall police for an equipment violation.

Johnathan Corbitt, 28, allegedly had a set of digital scales, prescription medications that were classified as Schedule III and Schedule IV narcotics, and about $3,000 in cash when he was stopped, Tri-County Drug Task Force Investigator Dennis Kendall said in a probable cause affidavit that was presented in court Wednesday.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said the tail light was out on the vehicle Corbitt was driving, and when White Hall officers ran his name through the Arkansas Crime Information Center, they determined that Corbitt’s license was suspended, and there were misdemeanor warrants for his arrest for failure to appear in court.

The pills and scale were found when the truck was searched before it was picked up by a wrecker, Kizer said.

Kizer said in addition to being on probation, Corbitt “has a history of not coming to court.”

At Kizer’s request, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 bond for Corbitt after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Corbitt.