Suspected marijuana found after traffic stop


A traffic stop by police vice and narcotics officers Monday resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly threw a bag containing suspected marijuana out the window of the vehicle.

David Bailey, 25, also allegedly left another bag of suspected marijuana in the seat of the police car that took him to the adult detention center, Detective Marquis Blake said in a probable cause affidavit presented in court Wednesday.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said detectives stopped the vehicle at West 30th Avenue and Willow Street after the driver failed to use a turn signal, and when the vehicle pulled over, detectives reported seeing the bag come out of the passenger side window.

Blake said in the affidavit that after officers saw suspected marijuana in the console of the vehicle, they removed Bailey and the driver and placed them under arrest.

Kizer said that when Bailey arrived at the jail, he had his handcuffs in front of him, instead of behind his back, and when the officer who transported Bailey checked his car, he found a second bag of suspected marijuana.

The driver of the car also was arrested on drug charges.

Kizer said Bailey had no prior convictions or pending charges.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $5,000 bond for Bailey on Wednesday after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of marijuana with purpose to deliver.

Bailey said he would hire his own attorney.