Police: Man arrested after cocaine found during a traffic stop

Police: Man arrested after cocaine found during a traffic stop

Police: Man arrested after cocaine found during a traffic stop

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by William Teague

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 10:11 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)—A man is arrested after police find crack during a traffic stop.

Dionell Alexander, 45, was pulled over by police because he failed to use his turn signal when making a turn on to Twin Oak.

Police said as they approached the vehicle, Alexander kept placing his hands near the bottom of his seat. Alexander told police he didn’t have anything that would get him in trouble in the vehicle and consented to a search.

When the officers came back to the vehicle they discovered two plastic baggies containing crack cocaine within throwing distance of the driver’s side window of the vehicle, police said.

According to the arrest report, Alexander had an undisclosed amount of money in various denominations on him.

Police said they searched the vehicle and discovered a black Taurus .38 Special near where the Alexander was initially seen moving his hands. Police also found an “Infiniti” scale which contained cocaine residue.

Police asked Alexander about the scale, to which Alexander told police that the scale had been in storage for three years, but police confirmed that the scale still powered on with the batteries that were in it.

Alexander is a convicted felon out of Ohio for trafficking in cocaine.

When police made the arrest, Alexander was within 1,000 feet of Liberty High School.

Alexander is charged with not using a turn signal, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and trafficking in a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school.
 

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