Ecstasy pill found after traffic stop, police say

A small tablet, later identified as ecstasy, was allegedly found under the seat of a car stopped by a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy Wednesday and the driver claimed he had found the tablet while cleaning up at a local nightclub.

Spero Bowers, 24, reportedly told Tri-County Drug Task Force Investigator John Hughes he was sweeping the club’s floor and found the pill wrapped in plastic.

Hughes reported that Deputy Harley Herron stopped the car at Short Fourth Avenue and Blake Street for a traffic offense and when he asked Bowers if there was anything illegal in the car, Bowers reportedly told the deputy “there might be a little marijuana under the seat.”

Bowers was arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant and the pill was found during an inventory search of Bowers’ car before it was turned over to a wrecker.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $5,000 bond for Bowers after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance.

Bowers said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court Nov. 16.