A man police said tried to swallow cocaine as they were trying to arrest him was arraigned on a felony drug possession charge Friday.

Douglas Alexander III, 38, was arraigned by Bell County Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin on a charge of possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram, a state jail felony.

Potvin set Alexander’s bail at $25,000.

Alexander was pulled over by Harker Heights police Thursday, when they noticed his vehicle had an expired registration sticker, according to an arrest affidavit.

An officer noticed a “white substance” fall out of Alexander’s mouth.

Alexander began chewing when the officer asked him to open his mouth, the affidavit stated.

The officer struggled with Alexander, trying to prevent him from swallowing the substance.

During the struggle, a white, rocklike substance fell out of Alexander’s mouth and on the ground.

That substance was about 0.4 grams of cocaine, according to a field test kit, the affidavit stated.

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

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