Killeen police officers said they discovered cocaine in a Killeen home while conducting a welfare check, leading to the arrest of a 30-year-old man.

Officers were called to a residence after a woman told emergency dispatchers the man, identified as Samuel Lovan Crosby, threatened to kill her.

After knocking at the door and not receiving a response, the officer entered the home. There he saw two clear plastic bags that appeared to contain cocaine in plain view on a table in the living room, according to an arrest affidavit. The officer later made contact with Crosby, who stated he lived at the residence.

According to the affidavit, the substance in the bags field-tested positive for cocaine and weighed about 10.9 grams.

Crosby was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke on Friday on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance in an amount of more than 4 grams, but less than 200 grams. His bail was set at $35,000.

Cooke also arraigned Sheilah Lee Martin, 36, on an unrelated charge of possession of a controlled substance in an amount of less than 1 gram. Martin’s bail was set at $20,000.

Contact Chris McGuinness at chrism@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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