ELYRIA — A Lorain man is charged with trafficking in cocaine after police found powdered cocaine hidden in his shoe and a mints container, according to an Elyria police report.
Kacy Spencer, 38, was stopped after officers noticed a 1996 Ford Taurus driving fast in the parking lot at Midway Mall shortly before 8 p.m. Friday.
Spencer struggled to conceal a green Icebreakers mint case, and police searched it after noticing it did not make any noise from mints inside. Plastic also was protruding from the case, according to the report.
Inside the mints container were eight small bags, each containing 1.7 grams of suspected cocaine.
Police found a larger stash of suspected cocaine in Spencer’s shoe after noticing the shoe did not seem to fit right because the back of the shoe had been forced down.
A total of 1.5 ounces of cocaine was taken as evidence, according to the report.
Spencer was also charged with preparing drugs for sale, possession of cocaine, possession of criminal tools, open container, reasonable control and an expired license.
He was released from the Lorain County Jail shortly before noon Saturday after posting $23,190 bail.
Spencer has a prior conviction for trafficking in cocaine and served several months in prison in 2008 before being released to the Lorain-Medina Community Based Correctional Facility, according to court records.