A traffic stop by police vice and narcotics officers Thursday afternoon resulted in the arrest of a Pine Bluff man who allegedly had two bags of marijuana in his possession.

A traffic stop by police vice and narcotics officers Thursday afternoon resulted in the arrest of a Pine Bluff man who allegedly had two bags of marijuana in his possession.

Tarus Morgan, 33, reportedly waived his right to an attorney and admitted the drugs were his, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Friday.

Detective Dexter Lunsford reported that officers were traveling south of Ohio Street when they saw a White Mercury and stopped the vehicle at Harding Avenue and Missouri Street because the tail lights were not working.

Kizer said Morgan was sitting in the back seat of the car. Inside the vehicle officers saw a black bag containing two clear bags of a green vegetable substance that field tested positive for marijuana, Kizer said.

Lunsford reported that officers also found a set of digital scales and Morgan reportedly said the marijuana belonged to him.

Kizer said Morgan is on parole for failure to register as a sex offender and has pending drug related charges in circuit court.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 cash only bond for Morgan after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver.

Bridgforth appointed the Public Defenderís Office to represent Morgan and told him to come back to court April 20.