A Benton woman who was being sought on a burglary warrant from Saline County was arrested by White Hall Police Saturday after an officer found drugs in her possession.
White Hall Police Investigator Celena Harbison said in a probable cause affidavit that Kaye Pruett, 38, was arrested after Officer Dexter Lunsford was sent to Fred’s at 8515 Dollarway Road in response to a reported robbery in progress.
After Lunsford arrived, he learned that the call was actually for a shoplifter and made contact with Pruett, who was being detained. A warrants check showed the active warrant and she was placed in handcuffs.
During a search incident to arrest, Lunsford found two yellow pills and two green pills in Pruett’s purse and knew from his training and experience the pills were possibly Ecstasy, which was confirmed by a test of one of them. Also in the purse, Lunsford found a clear plastic bag containing suspected methamphetamine and a purple and gray sock with a metal clasp on it and a glass smoking pipe burned on one end.
On Monday, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Pruett after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge her with possession of controlled substance with purpose to deliver Ecstasy, possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Harbison said in the affidavit that the suspected drugs will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory at Little Rock for analysis.