Local k-9 scores a big drug bust

A local k-9 scores a big drug bust. YCSO K-9 unit conducted a traffic violation stop
of a vehicle on I-40 eastbound. During the search, the deputy located 3 fire
extinguishers in the vehicle. Based on the interviews with the occupant and
suspicious circumstances, the Deputy removed the extinguishers from the vehicle.
He then deployed his K9 partner Maximus who “alerted” to the odor of narcotics.
Based on the dog’s alert, the deputy confiscated the evidence and opened the
extinguishers to find 56,000 fentanyl pills inside. The driver was arrested and
booked into the Yavapai County Jail.


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