22-pound bale of weed discovered during traffic stop in Merced County

22-pound bale of weed discovered during traffic stop in Merced County
PHOTOS: CHP – Merced
Originally published 6-26-20 via Facebook
by CHP – Merced:

“On June 23, a California Highway Patrol Officer conducted an enforcement stop on a 2017 Dodge Ram for a violation of 22356(b) of the California Vehicle Code (speed excess of 70 miles per hour).

As the officer approached the suspect vehicle he could smell the very distinct and strong odor of marijuana. The officer also observed a large marijuana bud in the cup holder of the armrest located between the driver seat and passenger seat.

K9 Officer Beny

While speaking with the driver, the officer observed several more indicators of criminal activity.

CHP K-9 Officer Beny was called in to sniff the exterior of the vehicle and gave a positive alert to the odor of narcotics. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a 22-pound bale of marijuana in the backseat and a .357 Ruger GP100 revolver, later found to be stolen.

The driver was arrested for violation of sections 496(a) of the Penal Code, 11359(a) and 11360(a) of the Health and Safety Code, and 23222(b) of the Vehicle Code.

Another amazing job by Beny! Keep up the great work.”

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22-pound bale of weed discovered during traffic stop in Merced County was last modified: July 8th, 2020 by admin
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