A search for two Pine Bluff men wanted on drug charges following a federal investigation several months ago were arrested Wednesday and now face new allegations after police found drugs and other items on them.

A search for two Pine Bluff men wanted on drug charges following a federal investigation several months ago were arrested Wednesday and now face new allegations after police found drugs and other items on them.

Jamarius Aytch, 26, and Michael King, 28, were taken into custody after police received information that they frequented an auto supply store on Main Street, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for the men Friday.

Kizer said investigators received information that Aytch and King were driving a black Dodge Charger and frequented the Auto Zone on Main Street. When investigators saw a green Dodge Charger pull up on the north side of the business, they pulled in behind the vehicle and activated the blue lights on their police vehicles.

Investigator Jack Hendon reported that Aytch and King ran from the vehicle and a cap containing a plastic bag with an off-white rock-like substance that field tested positive for cocaine base fell from Aytch’s lap. The cap also contained a cell phone and two lighters.

Kizer said officers found a .40-caliber handgun in the car, and Aytch, who is a convicted felon, had .40-caliber shells in his pocket.

A set of digital scales with a white powder residue was also reportedly found inside the vehicle.

Investigator Kenny Evans, who chased King, reported that King had a plastic bag containing a substance that field tested positive for crack cocaine in his right front pants pocket and threw $1,441 in cash down on the ground when he was taken into custody.

“I’m in business and when you’re in the business I’m in, if you do it long enough, you’re going to get caught,” King reportedly told investigators. “I do what I do.”

At Kizer’s request, Jefferson County Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $100,000 cash-only bond for both Aytch and King and told them to come back to court.

Bridgforth said probable cause existed to charge Aytch with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

She said prosecutors had probable cause to charge King with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Even though Bridgforth set bonds for both Aytch and King, neither will be able to post those bonds. Circuit Judge Jodi Dennis has signed orders revoking the bonds the men had previously posted on other charges, and they will be held until they see Dennis.

Aytch and King said they would hire their own attorneys.

Aytch and King were included in a list of 34 people identified as suspects in a major cocaine drug ring that was the subject of a federal and state drug bust on Feb. 16. The two had been at large since that time and were among the city’s and county’s Most Wanted suspects. They were charged in state court with delivery of cocaine as part of that investigation.