10 pounds of hidden meth found by Merced County K-9, CHP says

Los Banos-area officers arrested a man riding in a car holding hidden methamphetamine on Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

An officer stopped a 2004 Infinity for speeding about 5:30 a.m. on Interstate 5 near Shields Avenue, according to CHP.

After the officer “observed several indicators” of drug trafficking, K-9 Beny was brought in for a smell test, CHP said. He alerted to the odor of narcotics.

The woman driving and the male passenger consented to a search of the car, CHP said, and officers found 2 pounds of heroin and 10 pounds of crystal methamphetamine inside a speaker box. Read More