ST. GEORGE — A traffic stop led to the arrest of two people Saturday after a police K-9 sniffed near the car’s passenger side door and detected narcotics, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office reports.
The four-legged detective, “Brutus,” exercised its powerful sense of smell shortly after midnight on Highway 389 and Mohave Avenue in Colorado City, Arizona.
Sheriff’s deputies pulled over a red car allegedly travelling 67 mph in a 50 mph zone.
“Upon contact with the driver, Jason Alan Dick, and the passenger, Kristen Fanning, … several nervousness indicators were observed,” Mohave County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release.
Brutus was brought into the mix and gave a positive indication for illicit drugs, prompting a search of the vehicle that authorities say yielded roughly 3 grams of heroin, 3 grams of methamphetamine and 1 gram of liquid methamphetamine.
“Numerous syringes were located throughout the vehicle along with two meth pipes, a scale, and numerous other drug paraphernalia items,” the press release states.
Police say Dick and Fanning, both of Brier, Washington, were each charged with four felonies: possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotic drugs and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
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