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Police say nearly $150,000 in cocaine, pills recovered during traffic stop in Wayne County

Police say Elizabeth D. Powers, 29, of Barboursville was charged with transporting narcotics into the state. (Western Regional Jail)

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.

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