Arrest made for cocaine, copper

Apr. 25, 2013 @ 05:13 PM

A traffic stop led to drug and transportation of copper charges Tuesday.

The charges came after an officer stopped a pick-up truck for transporting a large amount of copper.

The officer pulled the vehicle over and got consent to search the vehicle, Sgt. Mike Smith of the Monroe Police Department said.

“They located a container that contained about 22 rocks of crack cocaine that weighed about 2 grams,” Smith said.

The cocaine found has an approximate street value of $440, Smith said.

David Bailey, Jr., who was the driver of the vehicle, was found to be in possession of the cocaine and was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, driving with a revoked license and transporting copper over 25 pounds, according to a Monroe Police Department bulletin.

Mary White, who was a passenger in the truck as well as the owner of the vehicle, was also charged as well in the incident.

White was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, allowing an unlicensed individual to operate her motor vehicle and transporting copper over 25 pounds, according to the Monroe Police Department bulletin.

According to Union County Jail staff, both Bailey and White were taken to the Union County Jail and placed under a $5,000 unsecured bond after their arrest.