K-9 Officer Sniffs Out Drugs at Traffic Stop

K9 checking a vehicle. | Image by K9 and photography, Shutterstock

A recent traffic stop in Dallas turned out to be more than just a routine after drugs were allegedly found in the driver’s vehicle.

Dallas police pulled a car over for a traffic stop in the 9600 block of Garland Road, located in District 9, which is represented by Dallas City Council Member Paula Blackmon.

According to the department’s April 20 Facebook post, officers called for the Canine Unit to help search the vehicle. The posting did not elaborate on what led to the decision to call in the specialized unit.

A canine unit is a specialized group of law enforcement officers that train and use dogs, such as German Shepherds, to perform the responsibilities of a general police officer. The Dallas Police Canine Unit consists of 10 active service dogs.

K-9 Officer Aygo alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. Officers searched the car and reportedly found a quarter-kilo of crack cocaine and more than seven kilos of methamphetamine, according to the post.

“These Illegal drugs are off our streets thanks to our Canine Unit and Northeast [Crime Response Team],” the post read.

Police have not publicly identified the driver of the vehicle.

Methamphetamine, also known as meth, is a synthetic stimulant that causes feelings of alertness, euphoria, and increased energy. A single gram of meth can sell for $20-$500, depending on its purity and location, according to the website Recovered.org.

Crack cocaine is also a stimulant and has a street value of between $60-$100 per gram.

The DFW Metroplex continues to see illegal drugs flow into the city. As The Dallas Express reported, multiple students have overdosed on the deadly drug fentanyl at a local high school.

Drug and narcotic violations are on the rise in Dallas, with nearly 2,800 offenses year to date, according to the Dallas crime analytics dashboard.

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1 Comment

  1. Djea3

    Raise the stakes, raise the ante. Pass some laws that make the possession for distribution not just a drug offense but a conspiracy charge automatically When a person has died from any use of that drug within that jurisdiction a “conspiracy to commit murder” charge unless the person arrested can prove that he alone was involved in the manufacture and distribution to final user. Not many dealers can prove that they raised the coca plant.

    Drug dealing is ALWAYS a conspiracy by its nature. Sentencing for conspiracy is always a much longer sentence than for drugs. If someone has died using that drug and one was involved in a conspiracy, then there should be a murder charge.

    Break the risk/reward equation, make the risk much higher than the reward. This will probably stop the cartel’s ability to distribute or at least increase their costs. The reward would have to be many times its current value in order to deal or distribute.


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