An investigation into alleged drug activity in the Dollarway area resulted in the arrest of a Pine Bluff man Wednesday on drug and weapons related charges.

An investigation into alleged drug activity in the Dollarway area resulted in the arrest of a Pine Bluff man Wednesday on drug and weapons related charges.

Officers reportedly found cocaine, marijuana, digital scales, a handgun, and surveillance cameras and monitors when they served a search warrant at 5901 W. Hoover St., at about noon. Reginald Charles, 32, was arrested inside the house, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Charles Friday.

Kizer said Pine Bluff Police Vice and Narcotics officers and agents of the Tri-County Drug Task Force forced entry into the house when no one answered the door. Charles was detained while the search was conducted.

Detective Dexter Lunsford reported that officers found a silver .9-millimeter handgun inside a tennis shoe in a closet, along with 2.7 grams of an off-white substance that field tested positive for cocaine, and one gram of a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana.

Kizer said officers found $820 cash in the pocket of a pair of jeans, a set of digital scales in a vehicle outside the house, and surveillance cameras and monitors in the house.

After determining that there were two active warrants for Charles’ arrest, he was taken into custody and refused to talk to investigators.

Kizer said Charles had an “extensive criminal history” of drug related charges, having been placed on probation in 2005, having that probation revoked and being sent to prison in 2007, and back to prison in 2008.

At Kizer’s request, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $100,000 bond for Charles after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance cocaine with purpose to deliver, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Charles told the judge he would hire his own attorney and was instructed to come back to court Feb. 10 at 9 a.m.