Kenneth Allen Smalls was arrested by CPD as the result of a traffic stop. The officers discovered 445 grams of marijuana and $1200 in his vehicle. For those who don't know, 28 grams equals an ounce. We will leave it you to do the rest of the match. This isn't Smalls' first arrest for possession of narcotics.
We were surprised to see a higher bond than usual this recent charge. We expected to see the standard $10,000 bond, but were treated instead to a $35,000 bond on a charge PWID Schedule I, II or III narcotics. In this case the substance was marijuana.
Smalls was charged with the same offense in 2004. He was allowed to plead it down to a magistrate level offense. Judge Gosnell sentenced Smalls to a $250.00 fine.
In 2006 Smalls was charged with Simple Assault. He was found guilty by Judge Coker and sentenced to pay a fine.
In 2009 Smalls was charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Ecstacy and two counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance Within 1/2 Mile of a School. He pled guilty to the two possession charges and was sentenced by Judge Young to six months, suspended on six months probation on each charge. The school charges were, of course, dismissed by the 9th Circuit Solicitor.