A Hope man has been charged with possession of cocaine.
44-year-old Rito Alvarado-Gomez was stopped by Ashdown police on October 20 for speeding. In the course of the traffic stop, police searched Gomez’s vehicle, noting multiple air fresheners inside. Police found a small pouch of a substance believed to be cocaine in the center console.
Police field tested the substance, which came back positive as cocaine. Neither Gomez nor his passenger had a valid driver’s license. Gomez was arrested at the scene.
A Little River County Circuit Court has charged him with Possession of a Controlled Substance – Cocaine More Than Two Grams but Less Than 10 Grams.