ST. GEORGE — A traffic stop by the Utah Highway Patrol on Interstate 15 through Cedar City Monday night resulted in a drug bust after a Cedar City Police K-9 officer became involved.
While conducting the traffic stop, a UHP trooper was backed up by a Cpl. Kirk Lovell and K-9 Max of the Cedar City Police Department, according to a press release from the department.
“The duo were summoned to assist the Utah Highway Patrol on a traffic stop, on I-15 in Cedar City,” the release states. “K-9 Max alerted to illegal narcotics in the vehicle and it was discovered that 5 pounds of cocaine and one pound of powder ecstasy were concealed inside the vehicle.”
The total street value of the drug was estimated to be over $350,000.
For Max, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, it was his first large drug find, according to the press release.
“Congratulations to Corporal Kirk Lovell and K-9 Max,” the release states.
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