Former Washington Redskins player Coy Bacon was charged with possession of cocaine after Prince George's County police found one gram of the drug in a cigarette package Bacon was carrying, police said yesterday.

Bacon, 42, of 7521 Blair Rd., Silver Spring, was released without bond, police said. A woman with Bacon, Velda Lynette Fowler, 33, of the same address, also was charged with possession of cocaine, police said. Fowler was released on $5,000 bond.

Uniformed officers stopped Bacon's car at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday about three blocks away from an apartment at 3324 Chauncy Place that undercover officers had under surveillance, police spokesman Robert Law said.

" Tuesday afternoon we received a call from a confidential source that two people would be going to that address to purchase drugs and that one of them would be ex-Redskin McCoy Bacon," Law said.

Police executed a search warrant at the apartment at 12:35 a.m. yesterday, Law said, and found materials used to cut, weigh and package the drug. Traces of cocaine were found on a bedroom floor beneath a small safe, police said.

No one was in the apartment when police entered, Law said, and no arrest warrants were served.

Bacon, a defensive lineman who played in the Pro Bowl three times, came to the Redskins in 1978 in a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals. He had played previously for the Los Angeles Rams and the San Diego Chargers.

He was waived by the Redskins in 1982, and then played for the Washington Federals of the United States Football League in 1983.