Suspected ecstasy found in man’s shoe after traffic stop

A Pine Bluff man was arrested Friday night after police allegedly found suspected ecstasy in his shoe.

Arcenio Moore, 25, was a passenger in a car that vice and narcotics officers stopped after seeing Moore allegedly rolling a brown cigarette that the officers believed was marijuana.

Detective Jason Howard said in a probable-cause affidavit that the car pulled out of the Valero store at 101 N. Blake St., and officers made a traffic stop at Dollarway and Rhinehart roads.

Howard said in the affidavit that he saw green residue on Moore’s shirt and when he asked Moore where the marijuana was, Moore allegedly said “he ate it.”

When Moore was searched, Howard said, officers found a plastic bag in his shoe containing pills that field-tested positive for ecstasy.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $5,000 bond for Moore after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of ecstasy.

Moore said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court June 17.