Photo: Bruce and the drugs
Originally published as a Merced CHP Facebook post –
“On January 14, 2022, at approximately 12:50 pm, a California Highway Patrol Officer made an enforcement stop on a black 2017 Honda Accord for a violation of 26708(a)1 of the California Vehicle Code (window tint).
The CHP Officer noted several factors and tradecraft that led him to believe the driver was engaged in criminal activity.
CHP K9 Officer “Bruce” was asked to conduct an exterior sniff of the vehicle and the driver provided written and verbal consent to search the vehicle.
K9 Bruce alerted to the odor of narcotics during the exterior sniff of the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, the officer located approximately 15 pounds of suspected methamphetamine.
The drugs were concealed in an emptied coffee box and chicken nugget box. The driver was arrested for violation of 11378, 11379(a), 11379(b) of the Health and Safety Code.
It would take a lot more than a couple empty boxes to prevent Bruce from doing his thing. Great job!”