White Hall man arrested on drug charges

Pine Bluff Police Vice and Narcotics Officers and the Tri-County Drug Task Force seized a small quantity of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia Thursday and arrested a White Hall man after serving a search warrant at a house in White Hall.

Billy Brown, 49, reportedly admitted the drugs were his when he was interviewed, Detective Richard McCorvy reported in a probable cause affidavit presented in court Friday.

McCorvy reported that the warrant was served at 801 Holland St. at 6:36 p.m. and Brown and two other people were detained while the search was conducted.

A pill bottle with Brown’s name on it was located in a dresser and inside the bottle were two small plastic bags containing a crystal like substance believed to be methamphetamine. A third bag containing what appeared to be the same substance was located in a porcelain item on the same dresser, McCorvy said in the report.

A red bag containing a set of digital scales and several unused bags were also located, and Brown reportedly told investigators the bag was his, the report said.

McCorvy reported that investigators also located a dirt bike that had been reported stolen at White Hall when they conducted their search and information on that was turned over to a detective from the White Hall Police Department.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $15,000 bond for Brown after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The other two people in the house were released without charges.

Brown was told to come back to court Nov. 30.