Houston K-9 officer „Evo” sniffed out 228 pounds of marijuana and 70 pounds of THC candies during a routine traffic stop along I-45 Monday, according to a Facebook post from Harris County Constable Precinct 8.
The driver was pulled over in the 11300 block of the Gulf Freeway for a speeding violation during rush hour Monday, police said in the post. Officers could smell „a strong odor of marijuana” coming from the vehicle and asked the driver if they could conduct a search.
The driver declined to give consent for the officer to search his vehicle, but K-9 officer Evo conducted a „free air sniff” around the outside of the vehicle and was able to detect the presence of narcotics. A probably cause search was conducted as a result, officials said in the post.
An investigation was launched as a result and led officers to another vehicle that contained nearly 150 pounds of marijuana, THC candies and a large sum of money, officials said in the post. In total, 228 pounds of marijuana, 70 pounds of THC gummies, four firearms and $42,625 in cash was seized.
The investigation is still on-going.
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