Ben Cousins will appear in court in February.

Ben Cousins will appear in court in February. Photo: Pat Scala PDS

A 35-year-old Bicton man, believed to be former West Coast Eagles premiership captain Ben Cousins, has been charged with drug possession.

WA Police spokeswoman Susan Usher said a 35-year-old Bicton man had been charged by summons for possessing a prohibited drug allegedly during a traffic stop on October 15 last year.

He is due to appear in the Fremantle Magistrates Court on February 11.

It is the third time Cousins has been charged with drug possession since his ending his playing career with Richmond in 2010.