Police say nearly $150,000 in cocaine, pills recovered during traffic stop in Wayne County
KENOVA, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) —
Kenova Police said nearly $150,000 in powder cocaine and pills were seized during a traffic stop Thursday evening.
Elizabeth D. Powers, 29, of Barboursville is charged with transporting narcotics into the state and other charges are pending, according to a news release from the Kenova Police Department.
Police said after they spotted Powers entering Kenova city limits from Kentucky, they conducted a traffic stop for several violations Thursday evening. Police said her driving privilege was restricted to a vehicle with a DUI interlock device and she was driving a rental car without the device.
Police contacted the Huntington Police Department for assistance from a K-9 unit. Police said the K-9 alerted officers to a bag with nearly 1.5 kilos (3.3 pounds) of powdered cocaine, Percocet pills and cash from the vehicle. The street value of the seizure is over $150,000.
Powers is being held at the Western Regional Jail and bond was set at $300,000 cash only.