Proficient pooch pounces on prohibited payload: 1 kg of cocaine
St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputies assisted by a drug-sniffing dog arrested two Jacksonville men and seized one kilogram of cocaine late Tuesday afternoon on I-95, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.
“Our deputies stopped the northbound car just south of Orange Avenue on I-95 because it had an obstructed license tag in violation of Florida law,” Sheriff Mascara said. “When the two men in the car made inconsistent statements, deputies brought K-9 Punky to the car.”
Punky, a black Labrador retriever trained to detect narcotics, alerted to a package in the car’s glove compartment, Sheriff Mascara said.
The drug contained one kilogram of cocaine, worth an estimated $75,000 on the street, according to detectives.
Arrested on charges of trafficking in cocaine were Frederick L. Wilson, 33 (DOB 2/3/75), and Stuart Delancy, 28 (DOB 1/31/80), both of Jacksonville.
“We will vigorously investigate drug manufacturing, distribution and sales whenever possible,” Sheriff Mascara said.
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Sheriff's K-9 Punky with kilogram of cocaine
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