COPPERAS COVE — A Killeen man suspected of carrying a large amount of crack cocaine and some marijuana remained in Coryell County Jail on Tuesday after his arrest Thursday.

Justice of the Peace Bill Price arraigned Kevin Ross Smith Jr., 27, on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams, on Friday. Smith also received a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana, less than 2 ounces. Price set his bail for both charges at $505,000.

Cove police arrested Smith after stopping his vehicle for a traffic violation Thursday, stated an arrest complaint. The officer reportedly smelled marijuana and conducted a search of the vehicle.

A marijuana cigarette was discovered inside the car and Smith was transported to the police station, the complaint stated. Officers at the station searched Smith and discovered a plastic sandwich bag and a plastic box.

Inside the containers was a “large quantity of individual rocks” of crack cocaine and marijuana, stated the complaint. The cocaine tested positive as the drug and weighed about 11.6 grams.

Price also arraignedthe following:

  • Jamie Luis Centeno, 35, of Copperas Cove, on Sunday on a charge of burglary of a habitation. Price set his bond at $50,000.
  • Dylan Brantley Cruse, 17, of Copperas Cove, on Sunday on a charge of theft more than $1,500 but less than $20,000. Price set his bond at $5,000.
  • Johnathon Paul Rinchack, of Copperas Cove, on Tuesday on charge of unauthorize use of a motor vehicle. Price set his bond at $5,000.

Contact Mason W. Canales at or (254) 501-7474

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