Photo: end of the line
Originally published as a Merced CHP Facebook post –
“After stopping a 2021 Chrysler Voyager for a violation of 22356(b) and 21703 of the California Vehicle Code (speeding and following too close), a California Highway Patrol Officer noted several factors and tradecraft that led him to believe the driver was engaged in criminal activity.
CHP K9 Officer “Beny”, was asked to conduct a sniff of the vehicles exterior an gave a positive alert to the odor of narcotics. During a subsequent search of the van the officer located approximately, 20 pounds of psilocybin mushrooms, 5.5 pounds of methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), $30,000 in U.S. currency, a loaded handgun, and a small amount of cannabis concentrate.
The driver was arrested for violation of 11378, 11379(a)(b), 11370.1 of the Health and Safety Code and 25400(a)(1) of the California Penal Code.
If this is any indication on how the year is going to go for K9 Beny we are in for a treat! Great job!”