A routine site visitors quit introduced some company to the K9 unit of the Heflin Police Division Tuesday afternoon.
The drug dog’s eager nose took more than 100 lbs . of hydroponic cannabis off the current market and introduced about the arrest of Raul Rosales, 39, on a cost of cannabis trafficking.
Rosales, of El Monte, Calif., driving a rental minivan from Atlanta, told officers that he was traveling with intentions of having the cannabis into Birmingham, in accordance to Maj. Danny Turner, who’s the handler of drug detection pet dog Edge.
The haul was situated right after officers observed abnormal nervousness from Rosales through the targeted traffic quit for pursuing a different automobile too near. The officer known as for backup and Turner and Edge responded to the scene. The pet dog sniffed close to the exterior of the vehicle and alerted to “positive indication of a narcotic odor,” Turner explained.
“We carried out a probable induce look for of the vehicle and located 6 containers in the cargo location,” Turner mentioned. “All the bins contained any where from 15 to 17 vacuum sealed bags of hydroponic marijauana.”
There were roughly 100 packages whole, each and every weighing a pound, Turner said.
Edge stays occupied, according to Turner. The law enforcement puppy is used by Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies as nicely, Turner said.
“They continue to keep him fast paced and they see how very good he is, so all that does is boost the simply call volume for him,” Turner mentioned. “He receives to perform a good deal, and he enjoys it.”