An investigation into alleged drug activity on the west side of Pine Bluff Monday afternoon resulted in the arrest of one man after marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found inside a house on West 31st Avenue.

An investigation into alleged drug activity on the west side of Pine Bluff Monday afternoon resulted in the arrest of one man after marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found inside a house on West 31st Avenue.

Nicholas Johnson, 22, who is currently on probation, will have to post a $25,000 bond to be released from the county detention center.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled Wednesday prosecutors had probable cause to charge Johnson with possession of marijuana with purpose to deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Johnson was arrested when police vice and narcotics officers, agents of the Tri-County Drug Task Force and officers from the police Crime Suppression Unit served a search warrant at 1602 W. 31st Ave., at about 3 p.m.

Detective Dexter Lunsford reported that officers forced their way in when no one answered the door, and saw a man, later identified as Johnson, run from the front of the house to the bathroom, where he was taken into custody.

A female in the house was detained while the search was conducted and Kizer said officers found a large clear plastic bag with several smaller clear plastic bags containing a green vegetable substance that field tested positive for marijuana in it.

A set of digital scales, box of sandwich bags and a glass smoking pipe were also found in the house, Lunsford said in his report. The total weight of the marijuana was listed as 15.3 grams.

Kizer said Johnson is currently on probation from Lincoln County on charges of theft by receiving and theft of property, and prosecutors will be filing a petition seeking to have that probation revoked.

The female in the house was released pending further investigation.

Bridgforth told Johnson, who said he had hired an attorney, to come back to court June 20.