A Pine Bluff man who was being sought on a warrant from the Arkansas Department of Correction was arrested Thursday morning and will face new allegations after drugs were allegedly found in his pocket.

A Pine Bluff man who was being sought on a warrant from the Arkansas Department of Correction was arrested Thursday morning and will face new allegations after drugs were allegedly found in his pocket.

Jerry Rushing, 47, was listed as an absconder, and when Detective Jack Hendon found him working at a plant at about 8 a.m., Hendon found a tin container with four plastic baggies inside that contained a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine.

During a court hearing Friday, Deputy Prosecutor Karres Manning said each of four bags contained a half-gram of the substance, which field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Hendon reported that he located the container while patting down Rushing for officer safety.

In addition to being sought as an absconder, Manning said Rushing has pending charges of fraudulent use of a credit or debit card and theft of property stemming from an arrest last year.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 cash-only bond for Rushing after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver. Rushing will not be able to post that bond until the warrant from the Department of Corrections is resolved.

Rushing said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court May 25.