UPDATE: 12:08 PM Wednesday September 12th, 2018
PB Police made 1 misdemeanor drug arrest during the search warrant execution at Wholesale Tire Tuesday at approximately 2pm September 11, 2018. The investigation is ongoing. PBPD said that the investigation is unrelated to the April arrests but did involve the same location and same people involved in the April 2018 matter.
Pine Bluff Police were at Wholesale Tire Tuesday at approximately 2pm September 11, 2018 executing a search warrant according to PB Police Officer Richard Wegner. Multiple unmarked police vehicles and a marked PBPD vehicle were on the scene.
In April James Cotner, who owns the tire store, was arrested after police found several thousand dollars in counterfeit money, drugs and guns at his residence and business. Cotner, 53, was charged with possession of marijuana with purpose to deliver, possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms that resulted from the search at his home in the 1800 block of Barney Lane in White Hall in April 2018.
An additional search warrant was served at Cotner’s business, Wholesale Tire at 5109 Dollarway Road, where, according to Tri-County Drug Task Force Lt. Yohance Brunson, “illegal weapons and drugs were found and two people were arrested.”
We will have more information when it becomes available.