Woman accused of possessing PCP


A Pine Bluff woman who was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center on Saturday after she collapsed at a house in the Dollarway area is facing a felony drug charge after an officer at the hospital found a substance that tested positive for PCP.

Ashley Griffin, 28, had a brown plastic bottle containing formaldehyde and a brown cigarette that appeared to have been dipped in a chemical, Vice and Narcotics Detective Marion Brown said in a probable cause affidavit.

Brown reported that police were called to a house in the 5800 block of Hoover Street at 11:46 a.m., in reference to an unconscious female. A witness told officers that Griffin had come in the house and was talking normally, then collapsed and “made a gurgling sound,.”

Griffin was treated and released by JRMC, then taken to the adult detention center.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $5,000 bond for Griffin after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with possession of a controlled substance.

Kearney told Griffin to come back to court March 25.