It seems like every couple of days K9 Beny is getting into something, but this time it really was his handler who “sniffed” this one out.
On August 30, at approximately 11:00 a.m., a California Highway Patrol Officer stopped a gray 2018 Chrysler 300 for tinted windows and no license plates. The stop occurred northbound on Interstate 5 (I-5) just north of Nees Avenue. During the course of the contact, the officer learned that the driver was driving with a suspended driver’s license.
The officer issued the driver a citation and requested a tow truck for an impound. While conducting an inventory of the trunk, the officer located approximately 2,000 Oxycodone pills and a large rectangular shaped bundle wrapped in electrical tape. The officer suspected the package contained narcotics so CHP K9 Officer, “Beny” was called in to sniff the package. Beny alerted to the odor of narcotics on the bundle.
It was later learned that the package contained approximately one Kilogram (2.2lbs) of cocaine. The driver was taken into custody and later booked into the Merced County Sheriff’s Office Main Jail.
Great job to both K9 Beny and his handler!