A $50,000 bond was set Tuesday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly had drugs in his pocket when he was arrested on a misdemeanor allegation at the Walmart Supercenter Saturday.
Jefferson County District Judged Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Wesley Barringer, 32, with possession of a controlled substance.
According to a probable cause affidavit, police were sent to Walmart at 10:10 p.m. to investigate a report of a man who appeared to be intoxicated. They located Baringer, who allegedly said he did not know how he got into the store and was looking for his ride.
Huff reported that Barringer was unable to stand straight, did not know his name or what year it was, and was arrested for public intoxication.
When Barringer was searched for officer safety after being arrested, police reported finding a plastic bag containing a white crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 19 grams.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Barringer, who according to records from the Arkansas Crime Information Center is on parole.