Crossett Police collect more than 45 grams of cocaine — approximately $4,400 worth — during a traffic stop last week.
Crossett police officer Aldo Mondragon made a traffic stop Jan. 30 that ultimately ended with a vehicle search.
A news release from the Crossett Police Department said that Spencer Govan, 28, of Crossett was a passenger in the vehicle that Mondragon stopped.
The release said that after searching Govan, Mondragon found a digital scale and some white plastic bags in Govan’s back pocket.
Govan was then arrested and transported to the Crossett Police Department where a strip search was performed.
CPD investigator Matt Brooks said that during the strip search the jailer discovered a sock containing a pill bottle and a clear plastic bag with a white substance. Brooks also said that Govan attempted to have the jailer hide the sock from officers.
The white substance weighed 45.9 grams. Brooks said Monday that the substance tested positive for cocaine. Brooks also confirmed that the pills were identified as 60 Xanax for which Govan did not have a perscription.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s most recent statistics say that the street cost of cocaine averages $96 a gram in the United States, making the find possibly worth approximately $4,406.
Govan also had $2,100 in his possession at the time of the search. Brooks said that money was also seized.
Govan was transported to the Ashley County Detention Center where he was held for a probable cause hearing.
Govan was later released on a $10,000 bond.
A representative at the Ashley County Sheriff’s office confirmed that Govan had bonded out.
CPD declined to release the name of the driver or the make and model of the vehicle that was searched.
No formal charges had been filed with the Ashley County Clerk’s office as of Monday morning and no other information was available.