One arrested after drugs found

CAMDEN — A West Alexandria man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop in the Village of Camden led officers to the discovery of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Jeromy Spencer, 43, of West Alexandria, faces charges including aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; possession of drug abuse instruments, a second-degree misdemeanor; and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.

According to court records, on Wednesday, Aug. 9, a Camden Police officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in Camden due to a cracked windshield. Spencer, according to reports, was a passenger in the vehicle. After the driver gave consent for a search of the vehicle, the search revealed a “blue cloth in which a syringe and cut straws were located” close to Spencer. After Spencer’s arrest, a small baggie of “white crystalline substance consistent with the appearance of methamphetamine” was located in the coin pocket of his jeans, according to reports.

“Spencer’s arrest fits into the category with the out of towners — drifters, so to speak — that bring their criminal activity into Camden and believe they will fly under our radar,” Camden Police Chief Matt Spurlock said. “We pride ourselves on knowing what is going on in town. You may lay low, or go unnoticed for a period of time, but that will not last.”

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By Eddie Mowen Jr.

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