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Police K-9 helps make major drug bust during traffic stop in northern Florida

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K-9 Rocky, proudly watching over his massive drug bust.
K-9 Rocky, proudly watching over his massive drug bust.


It was a good thing Rocky, the K-9 was on duty Tuesday in Ocala, Fla., where he helped officers sniff out 75-pounds of pot during a traffic stop.

Ocala PD says the driver, 47-year-old Lee Alan Minchew, committed multiple traffic violations while behind the wheel of his Ford F-350 pickup truck.

The bed of the truck contained “large pieces of used furniture and a number of cardboard boxes,”ocala.com reported.

As some of the agents from the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team were talking to Minchew, Rocky, a drug-detecting dog, gave signals indicating that drugs might be inside the vehicle.

Agents discovered 72 vacuum sealed bags — each of which contained about a pound of high-grade marijuana — inside four large cardboard boxes in the bed of the truck.

Officials estimated the street value at roughly $225,000. Minchew was arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana.

 

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