A $10,000 bond was set Tuesday for a Pine Bluff man who was arrested on drug-related charges after a traffic stop Monday.

A $10,000 bond was set Tuesday for a Pine Bluff man who was arrested on drug-related charges after a traffic stop Monday.


Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge Kendrick Gray, 25, with possession of marijuana with purpose to deliver.


According to a probable cause affidavit from vice and narcotics Detective Jeremy Funderburg, the car Gray was driving was stopped at Harding Avenue and Ohio Street by Officer Michael Merritt at 2:55 p.m. after Merritt saw the car cross from the left-hand turn lane to the right lane.


Funderburg said in the affidavit that when Merritt approached the car, he noticed a strong odor of suspected marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and Gray allegedly told Merritt that he had a "blunt" in the trunk of the vehicle.


Gray also allegedly gave police consent to search the vehicle and told Merritt he "needed to get something out of the glove compartment" and Merritt reported that Gray removed a plastic bag and threw the bag into a trash container on the passenger side of the vehicle.


Funderburg said in the affidavit Merritt retrieved the bag, which contained three sandwich-size bags of suspected marijuana with a total weight of 86.9 grams.


Gray said he would hire his own attorney.