K9 Officer Beny makes two narcotics-related arrests

K9 Officer Beny makes two narcotics-related arrests
Originally published 8-21-20 via Facebook
by Merced CHP:
“On August 13, 2020, at approximately 1304 hours, a CHP officer stopped a 2019 Chevy, Malibu for 21703 of the Vehicle Code (Following too close.)
During the contact, the Officer noted several factors that led him to believe the occupants were engaged in criminal activity. CHP K-9 Officer, Beny was called in to conduct a sniff of the vehicle’s exterior. Beny gave a positive alert to the odor of narcotics. At the conclusion of the enforcement contact, the Officer asked for and was granted permission to search the vehicle.
During the search the officer located a red backpack in the trunk that contained approximately $100,000 in cash. The officer located other items of evidence which led him to believe the driver and passenger were on their way to purchase drugs. The currency was seized and both subjects were arrested for a violation of 11370.6(a) of the Health and Safety Code.
On August 17, 2020, at approximately 1905 hours, a CHP officer conducted an enforcement stop on a 2019 Ford pickup for a violation of 5200a of the Vehicle Code (No front plate). During the course of the contact the officer noted several factors that led him to believe the driver was engaged in criminal activity.
CHP K9 officer Beny was called in to conduct a sniff of the vehicle’s exterior. Beny gave a positive alert to the odor of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately two pounds of cocaine hidden inside a suitcase in the bed of the pickup.
The driver was arrested for a violation of 11351 and 11352(a)(b) of the Health and Safety Code.”
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