A $10,000 cash only bond was set Tuesday for a Pine Bluff woman arrested on drug related charges.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Ashley Dixon, 34, with possession of Ecstasy with purpose to deliver and possession of methamphetamine.
Dixon was arrested on Sunday after an officer was sent to the Sunbridge Inn at 4600 Dollarway Road in response to a trespassing call.
Vice and Narcotics Detective Chris Sweeney reported that the complainant said a female wearing a pink shirt, later identified as Dixon was walking around trying to enter the rooms and he wanted her banned from the property.
The officer made contact with Dixon who was sitting in the Brick House Bar and told her she was going to be banned and could not come back unless the ban was lifted. Dixon did not have a driver’s license or identification card and gave the officer her name and date of birth. A warrants check showed that there were active misdemeanor warrants for Dixon and she was placed under arrest.
Sweeny reported that the officer asked Dixon if she had any weapons or drugs in her possession and said he was going to pat her down but Dixon said she was not comfortable with the male officer patting her down so a female officer was requested. While they waited for the female officer, the male officer searched Dixon’s backpack and found a small black revolver which turned out to be a toy.
When the female officer arrived, she patted Dixon down and found a small pill bottle in the right side of Dixon’s bra. The bottle contained multiple small plastic baggies with multi-colored pills, a crystal-like substance and a green vegetable substance. The 25 multi-color pills were determined to be Ecstasy and weighed a total of 3.82 grams. The crystal-like substance was determined to be methamphetamine and weighed 0.71 grams.
The suspected drugs will be sent to the State Crime Laboratory.
Records at the prosecutor’s office showed that Dixon was placed on probation in 2019 on drug related charges.