Traffic stop Monday by Mount Pleasant police brings arrest for drug possession

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Jorge Govea

On Monday, shortly after 1:11 am, officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Wisconsin Highway 32 near Chicory Road for a vehicle that had suspended registration plates. The plates did not match the vehicle.

During the traffic stop, it was determined that a passenger identified as Jorge Govea, 27, of Racine was wanted on a warrant for non-payment of child support from the Racine County Circuit Courts. Govea was acting very nervous, an MPPD press release stated, and when he was placed into custody officers detected an odor of marijuana.

Officers found sandwich bags in his back pocket. A search of the vehicle located six individual wrapped baggies of cocaine weighing 4.2 grams, four baggies of marijuana weighing 73.2 grams, a scale and cash.

Govea was arrested. He is charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine and marijuana. He was taken to the Racine County Jail where charges where referred to the Racine County district attorney’s office.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Mt. Pleasant Police Department at 884-0454 option #4 or Crime Stoppers at (262) 636-9330, via e-mail through the website www.racine.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) and typing in TIP417 with the message.

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